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Crime Prevention
meeting today
The Belle Glade Police
Department is inviting the
community to attend a meet-
ing today on Crime Preven-
tion at Belle Glade City Hall.
The meeting is scheduled to
start at 6:30 p.m. and will be
moderated by members of
the police department,
including the chief of police
and the public safety director.
For more information, call
996-7251.

Annual election
The Local Spiritual
Assembly of the Baha'is of
Belle Glade invites all mem-
bers of the Baha'i community
to attend the annual election
at the home of Jose and
Catherine Martinez, 667 SE
2nd St., Belle Glade at 7:30
p.m. on Thursday, April 19.
Anyone vwho cannot attend
but wishes to send an absen-
tee ballot can call (561) 829-
1844. Absentee ballots can
be dropped off at the same
address.

Pahokee High
Band barbeque
The Pahokee High School
Band Boosters Association
will be sponsoring a bar-
beque on Thursday, April 20,
from 5-6-30 p.m. at the Paho-
kee High School cafeteria.
Come and taste something
you haven't been able to get
since football season -
some of Kenny Biggs'
famous ribs or Lewis Pope's
delicious chicken. Dinners
are only $6 per plate and all
proceeds will go to the O.D.
Express band. Immediately
following the dinner, the
band will present their annu-
al spring concert in the audi-
torium. For information,
please call Leigh Woodham
at (561) 914-0699.

Let's Clean Up
Pahokee
Churches, clubs, schools,
youth groups, volunteers, we
need you! Join the Great
American Cleanup, Keep
Palm Beach County Beauti-
ful, Inc., the Solid Waste
Authority, the city of Paho-
kee, Lakeside Community
Renewal and the Pahokee
Chamber of Commerce on
April 29 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Meet at the Pahokee Cham-
ber of Commerce, 115 E.
Main St. to register and get
your free T-shirt and pick up
your supplies. Hot dogs and
drinks will be provided. Let's
clean up Pahokee. For more
details, call 924-5579.


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Index
Arrests . . . .5
Classifieds . .18-22
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .............4
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


Community Links. Individual Voices.


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Pahokee SO receives welcome


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE By Mayor J.P.
Sasser's account, the Pahokee
Police Department was the perfect
picture of corruption. During a
stretch of a few months' time, the
city commission played the role of
audience to an average of two or
three complaints about its police
department at each of its city meet-
ings.
Residents became angry. They
wanted a handful of the officers
out of the police force for conduct


they said was unprofessional, irra-
tional and disrespectful.
Something needed to be
changed, the commission decid-
ed, and the council eventually dis-
solved its police department, sign-
ing over law enforcement service
to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office. Just over a full month into
that agreement, city officials say
they are pleasantly surprised at the
results.
"I have heard many, many
compliments and zero complaints
since you took over," Commis-


sioner Gary McEntire, a teacher at
Pahokee Middle/Senior High
School, told visiting sheriff office
representatives at the city's April
12 meeting. The difference
between today and a year ago, he
said, is notable.
For Mayor Sasser, one of the
most vocal critics of the police
department, the current situation
reinforces the commission's deci-
sion to enter into its agreement
with the sheriff's office. At the time
of its consideration, the mayor said
the agreement would dispel the


Black Gold: A testament of will


NIN/Jose Zaragoza
Another one of the livelier acts at this year's Black Gold Jubilee, held April 8, were the
Gove Salsa Dancers. The children danced to the rhythmic music at the Belle Glade
marina, and seemed to urge the audience to join in.


Many festival attendees kept the Black Gold Jubilee in high gear throughout the day,
coming early in the day and staying until the fireworks display that capped off the event
at night.




FEMA trailers underutilized


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Upset that the
city's work in acquiring FEMA
trailers for victims of the hurri-
cane has been met with opposi-
tion from the very people sched-
uled to receive them, at least one
city official. in Pahokee is consid-
ering whether or not to ask for
more.
Mayor J.P. Sasser is fuming
that 16 of the 21 trailers the city
has received for victims of the
storm have gone unclaimed.
According to Mayor Sasser, the
residents waiting for the trailers
are mad that they have to pay
additional fees before moving in
and believe that the city should
redouble its efforts to provide
them for free.
"Trust me, you won't get any
other community to bend over
like we've done," Mayor Sasser
told a crowd of residents at the
city's April 11 meeting. "The city
is not in the business of setting up
trailers," he told them.
He urged them to find a way
to pay for the installation them-
selves.
At the heart of the issue is the


cost of moving in to the trailers.
The mayor and other city officials
worked with FEMA and govern-
ment officials in acquiring the
trailers earlier this year. The idea
behind the effort was to provide
trailers to people who had been
terribly affected by the storm, but
whose checks from FEMA had
disqualified them from any fur-
ther assistance.
In most cases, the money was
too little to purchase new homes,
and a number of residents were
left without a suitable place to
live. With FEMA donating the
trailers directly to the city, Paho-
kee was able to circumvent a lot
of the red tape in offering them to
the residents. The catch was that
each trailer recipient would have
to pay for their share of setting
the trailers up, including the
installation of electric, sewer, and
other necessary utility connec-
tions.
With bids for the set up of the
trailers coming in much higher
than previously thought with
the highest bid costing $14,000
per trailer, and the lowest $5,000
per trailer the city faced anoth-
er hurdle in the process. That's


when the county administrator
announced the county's plans to
pay for that portion of the cost,
essentially eliminating the
expense of setting up.
Some essential costs remain,
though, and residents believe
they should not have to pay for it
as victims of the hurricanes.
Roswell Harrington, whose
home was affected in last year's
storm, as well as the hurricanes
from the year before, was one of
the people on the list for the trail-
ers.
With the understanding that
set up for trailers included all of
the necessary utilities required
before a person can move in, i.e.
the cost of setting up steps for
each home, a/c, water, sewer
and electric, Mr. Harrington was
surprised to learn that the set up
paid for by the county only cov-
ered the physical installation of
the trailers. That leaves prospec-
tive tenants with additional utility
fees to cover.
"I wasn't looking for a free
handout, I'm still not looking for
See FEMA-Page 12


negative perception that the
department had been labeled
with.
Last week, the mayor said it
had. "It's wonderful. It's absolutely
wonderful," he said of the sheriff's
office presence in the area. Accord-
ing to the mayor, the commission
has yet to hear a single formal com-
plaint about the new law enforce-
ment department in the city.
"When they are interacting
with people on the street, they're
treating them with respect," he
said. "It's nice for the residents not


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Police
arrested a suspect in connec-
tion with a shooting last week
in Belle Glade in what they are
calling a drug deal gone
wrong. Detectives said a
shooting broke out between
two groups, leaving two indi-
viduals suffering serious
injuries as a result.
While details about the spe-
cific.source of the argument
are sketchy at this point, police
say all four individuals had


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Now that the three cities in
the Glades have chosen to enter
the county's municipal service
taxing unit (MSTU) and have
agreed that the county will
manage and provide funding
for the local departments, the
necessary preparations to com-
plete the transfers are being car-
ried through.
On Oct. 1 this year, the three
fire departments will be official-
ly turned over to the county.
The fire chiefs will be made


to be talked down to."
The mayor warns that the hon-
eymoon may not last very long, as
the sheriff's office prepares to
crack down on some of the more
problematic streets in the city -
including taking to streets that are
plagued by a higher crime rate
than other sections of the city. Nar-
cotics use and sale is a common
sight on those streets at night.
Even then, he trusts the sher-
iff's office to do a good job.
See Police Page 12


been involved in a discussion
about a possible drug deal.
When the argument escalated,
the two suspects began shoot-
ing.
The shooting happened at
SW 8th St. and Ave. C. April 8,
around the same time that res-
idents were celebrating the
Black Gold Jubilee at the other
side of the city.
Police say the argument
was between the two victims,
the two suspects and a possi-
See Transfer- Page 12


district chiefs for each city, with
one battalion chief in charge of
all three. Every effort was made
to keep all current employees,
with former firefighters to join
the county on the date of trans-
fer. The employees will receive
a substantial pay increase in
line with what the county now
pays its other employees.
According to Steve Rice,
Belle Glade's fire chief, the
department is working closely
with the county, with represen-
See Transfer Page 12


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Co-op cited for generosity
For more than a decade the Sugar Cane Growers Coop-
erative of Florida have supported the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Library System Summer Reading Program at the
Glades locations of Belle Glade Branch, Pahokee
Branch, South Bay Branch, and the bookmobile stops in
the Glades. Through their generous donations, over the
years, approximately 2,000 children have read approxi-
mately 45,000 books during the Summer Reading Pro-
'gram. Their funding even allowed PBCLS to purchase T-
shirts designed to represent the theme of the Summer
Reading Program for that year.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, April 20, 2006


Obituaries


Mary Lou Moyer
Siewert
Mary Lou Moyer Siewert, 87,
passed away peacefully in the
Hurricane Rehabilitation and
Care Center
March 31, ,
2006. Mary : "
was born June -
1, 1918 in
Decatur,
Alabama to
John Barnabus
and Emma Lee
St. John Moyer. *
At the age Mary Lou
of six, her fam- Moyer Siewert
ily moved to
Melbourne, Fla. Mary graduated
from Melbourne High School.
She married the love of her life,
Walter Augustus Siewert, on April
3, 1937. They enjoyed life side-by-
side for 61 years. Walter and Mary
lived their married years in
Fellsmere, Clewiston and Fort
Pierce before moving to Freedom
Square Retirement Center in
Seminole, Florida in 1991. Mary
moved to The Meadows in St.
George, Utah in 2002 to be closer
to her daughters.
Mary was a wife and mother
first, but was very active in her
community, starting Girl Scouts in
her area, so her daughters could
have that experience. She was an
active member of the Methodist
Church and served many selfless
years in the Methodist women's
organization.
She was a gifted seamstress
and enjoyed sewing, quilting,
knitting, embroidering and cro-
cheting. Mary also enjoyed travel-
ing with her husband in the U.S.
and abroad. She enjoyed beauti-
ful music and could often be
found cooking or crocheting


while listening to classical or pop-
ular music. She will be remem-
bered as a talented, generous,
kind and loving Christ-like per-
son. All who knew and loved
Mary are better people for having
her in their lives.
Mary is survived by her daugh-
ters Elaine Hecker (Peter) of Lodi,
California, and Janet Morgan
(Pat) of Hurricane, Utah; and
grandchildren Eric Falk (Eleanor)
and Wade Falk of Edina, Minneso-
ta, Lauren Warren (David) of
Pleasanton, California, Chet Mor-
gan (Liz) of Spanish Fork and
Miles Morgan (Debbie) of Hurri-
cane; and nine great-grandchil-
dren. She was preceded in death
by her parents and dear husband;
brothers J.B. and Earl Moyer;
half-brothers Roy and Howard
Seitz; and half-sister Mildred
Adams.
Her family would like to thank
all of the wonderful people at The
Meadows, IHC Acute Rehab, Hur-
ricane Rehabilitation and Care
Center, Southern Utah Hospice,
and Dr. McDonald's office, who
gave Mary such professional and
tender care during the last few
months of her life.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at 11 a.m.
at the Hurricane Valley Mortuary,
located at 140 N. Main St. in Hur-
ricane, Utah. Visitations were on
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 9:30
to 10:30 a.m., at the same loca-
tion. Interment followed in the
Hurricane City Cemetery.
All arrangements are made
under the direction of Hurricane
Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-2454.
Funeral Director Tony Whitney.
Friends and family are invited
to offer their condolences and
view obituaries at www.spils-
burymortuary.com.


Engagement


Dorothy (DOT)
Coleman
Mrs. Dorothy (DOT) Cole-
man, age 37, of Clewiston
passed away peacefully at her
home on Thursday, April 6, 2006
after an extended illness.
Mrs. Coleman was born on
April 15, 1968 in Pahokee to the
late Alphonse Coleman and
Ruby Preston.
She is survived by her loving
mother Ruby Preston and stepfa-
ther Willie James Preston of
Clewiston; grandmother Mrs.
Essie Mae Miles of Okeechobee;
eight sisters, Coreatha (Alex)
Wright of Valdosta, GA, Veronica
(Lucky) Miles of Fort Pierce,
Linda Coleman of Manchester,
Conn, Olivia Smith of Bristol,
Conn, Brenda Coleman,
Malqueen (James) Powell of
Clewiston, Detria Bellison,
Yvonne Hare of St. Matthews,
S.C.; 10 aunts, Dorothy Purnell
of Port St. Lucie, Nellie Harlpo of
Detroit, MI, Bessie Surratt of
New Britain, CT, Gail (Dori)
Exum of Rocky Hill, Conn,
Karen (Isiah) Griffen of Hartford,
Conn, Louvella (Ernest) Thomas
of St. Matthews, S.C., Corene
Champagine of Florence, S.C.,
Loraine McDuffie of Tampa, Fla.,
Clydic Martin of Indian Town,
Fla., Mary (Tit) Davis of Clewis-
ton; six uncles, Scott (Debra)
Edney, of N.B., CT, Larry
(Valerie) Miles of Plainville, CT.
Harry L. Preston, Simon L. Pre-
ston of Clewiston, David L. Pre-
ston, Daniel L. Preston of ST.
Matthews, S.C. and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held
Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the
New Bethel AME Church in
Clewiston Reverend Conrad
Jenkins, Pastor. The Reddick
Funeral Home in Clewiston
was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Philip Thornton Haire
Philip Thornton Haire, 84 of
Clewiston, died Tuesday, April
11, 2006, in West Palm Beach,
FL. He was born April 16, 1921,
in Paris, Ontario, Canada, to
Arthur Stanley Haire and Leora
Charlotte Howe. After the death


of his father, he moved to Grand
Rapids, Michigan, where he was
raised by his cousin, May Patter-
son.
He joined the United States
Marine Corps and served in the
Pacific Theater (Guadalcanal,
Okinawa, and Guam) during
World War II and received both
the Purple Heart and a Bronze
Star. After receiving an Honor-
able Discharge from the Corps in
1946, he began working as a
radio sales executive selling
radio time to advertisers. His
sales career took him on the
road and he worked for radio
stations in California, Wyoming,
Colorado, South Dakota, Idaho,
and Kansas. In 1950 he moved
to the Glades area and began his
long association with WSWN
serving in the capacity as sales-
man, sports announcer, copy-
writer, and finally, Vice Presi-
dent/General Manager. He was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston;
he was a 32nd degree Mason
and a member of the Scottish
Rite; he was a Rotarian and a
member of the American
Legion.
He is survived by his wife of
36 years, E. Marie (Law) Haire of
Clewiston; daughters Tammy
Garrett (Mickey) and Crystal
McCray (Mabry), all of Clewis-
ton; son Kirk Carlson of St.
Augustine, FL.; Grandchildren
Adam Haire, Keegan Garrett,
Joel McCray, Noah McCray, and
Caroline McCray, all of Clewis-
ton; brother William Haire
(May) and three nephews, all of
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He
was preceded in death by his
son Kurt Emmanuel Haire.
Funeral services were held
Friday, April 14, 2006 at 10 a.m.
at the First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston. Interment
followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery
in Clewiston immediately fol-
lowing the service. Family
received friends at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in Clewiston
Thursday, April 13, 2006 from 2-
4 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Phil Haire
Memorial Scholarship Fund,
Bank of Belle Glade, 108 SE
Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL.


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LW Byrd, Jr. of Labelle, Fla.,
recently graduated from the
Basic Water Support Technician
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dent to Marine Corps Engineer
School, Camp Lejeune, NC. Byrd
and fellow students received
instruction in subjects such as
maintenance management,
plumbing, military water supply
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Thursday, April 20, 2006 Serving the comriiuiiities south ul l ake Okeechubee


Lake Okeechobee fights for its life


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -
Politicians, wildlife experts, busi-
nessmen and locals continue to
focus their attention on the 730
sq. mile lake named Lake Okee-
chobee (Seminole for big
water). The beautiful lake was
once home to a multitude of
wildlife from alligators and
waterfowl to largemouth bass,
blue gill, specks and numerous
other fish. Its bounty was essen-
tial to the economy of the city
and county. But now the lake is
in trouble. After years of mis-
management, neglect and natu-
ral disasters, the fish population
is dwindling.
At a summit held on Jan. 13,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) discussed the decline in
the fish population of Lake
Okeechobee with anglers, busi-
ness owners and biologists.
As reported in February, the
FWC took 66 electro fishing
samples of largemouth bass at
different areas around the lake in
areas such as Harney Pond,
Fisheating Bay, Tin House Cove,
Indian Prairie Canal, Horse
Island, King's Bar, Cody's Cove
and J&S Fish Camp.
They took a lake-wide trawl in
27 primarily open-water areas
such as Taylor Creek, Nubbin
Slough, the open water south of
the Pass, the shiner traps and the
open water out from Horse
Island for other species of fish
during the month of October.
Their findings are far from posi-
tive.
"We picked up the lowest
number of black crappie since
the program started in 1973,"
said Jon Fury, FWC South
Region freshwater fisheries
administrator, about their recent
trawl samples on the lake. "Our
capture rate of black crappie
larger than 8 inches was 25
times lower than average."
Recent electro fishing sam-
ples done around the lake in
October 2005 also show a lack of
baby or, "young-of-the-year"
bass which indicates a poor
reproduction rate for bass.
"We collected one young-of-
the-year bass in 16 hours of elec-
tro fishing, which is startling,"
Mr. Fury said. "Following the
lake recession and drought in
2000, we collected 163 young-of-
the-year bass."
When asked what could be
done to save the lake, local FWC
biologist Don Fox stated, "There
is no short term solution. There
is too much water and too much
damage to the habitat for a short
term fix.
"What we need is several
years of ideal conditions such as
lower lake levels; good weather
conditions; and, the political
wheel to operate in such a way
as to help the lake. We're going
to have to become extremely
restrictive on crappie limits. As
for the bass, they are not current-
ly in as much danger as crappies,
but should still be monitored
closely," he added.
Information presented by Mr.
Fox included notable trawl
totals. In trawls performed
between 1988 and 1991 the dom-
inant species in the lake includ-
ed threadfin shad, bluegill, black
crappie, Florida gar, gizzard
shad, white catfish and red ear
sunfish. The average number of
fish collected was 6,052 with an
average of 11.21 fish per minute
collected. The average number
of threadfin shad was 2,992 and
the average number of black
crappie-being 2,037. The average
weight of the crappies was
80.39(g).
In the trawl performed in
October 2005 the samples
changed dramatically. The domi-
nant species are now black crap-
pie, white catfish, channel cat-
fish, Florida gar, bluegill and
threadfin shad. The total number
of fish collected was 1,145 with
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dropped to 80 and the average
number of black crappie had
dropped to 482. Their average
weight had plummeted to
9.589(g). The drop in shad is
particularly alarming as they are
an important part of the crap-
pie's food chain.
According to the recent press
release, based on biologists'
experience from the past, they
expect the recovery of aquatic

vegetation and sport fish popula-
tions to be a multi-year process.
Mr. Fox's findings have
brought to light the issues that
those who depend on the lake
for their livelihood have known
for years.
Mary Ann Martin, owner of
Roland Martin's Marina in
Clewiston, has seen the lake
change over the years.
"The quality and quantity of
fishing on this lake has definitely
declined," she said. "The south
end of the lake is worse than the
northern end. It is nothing but
muck and mud down here. Tour-
nament anglers are mainly fish-
ing in the Moonshine Bay area
because that's the only place
where there's fresh, clean water.
Crappie fishing has collapsed
and bass fishing has declined
dramatically because there just
is no clear water."
When asked about the eco-
nomic impact of the poor lake
conditions she said, "The eco-
nomic impact is devastating. A
lot of my long-time customers
are stating that they won't be
back next season because of the
condition of the lake and the dra-
matic decline of fish in the lake."
Ms. Martin predicted that
within the next two years, there
will be no crappie left in the lake.
"There's nothing left for them
to eat. They're not spawning and
soon there won't be any (crap-
pie) left. Additionally, with the
natural food chain destroyed, all
pan fishermen will be gone with-
in the next two years. There's
simply no fish left for them. The
figures speak for themselves.
The state of Florida better wake
up. In 2003 the economic impact
of recreation fishing in Florida
was $7.8 billion. Non-resident
anglers were numbered at 1 mil-
lion. Retail sales contributed to
fishing were $4.3 million."
The decline in the fish popu-
lation is already being felt locally.
Several bait shops have already
closed. Owners of those that
remain open are worried.
Bubba Helton who, along
with his wife Margaret, own Gar-
rard's Bait and Tackle Shop, has
seen a significant drop in the
number of crappie fishermen.
He is worried about the future of
the lake because it directly affects
his business and his family.
"We need to have the lake
dropped to 10 feet and have it
done now. Then it needs to be
kept that low so that we get
some grass to grow on the bot-
tom," said Mr. Helton. "Crappie
need grass to spawn and there is
none. The lake has become a
pure mud hole. I've even seen a
drop in bass, and you can see by
the weights that are being
brought in at the bass tourna-
ments that there is a problem.
"You can thank South Florida
Water Management and the
Corps of Engineers for this mess.
We tried to tell them even before
the hurricanes that we had a
problem with the lake level, but
they wouldn't listen to us locals.
It's going to take help from those
who come here to fish and spend
money to get their attention, and
we need the help as soon as pos-
sible," he continued."
."If we don't take care of the
habitat, there will be no fish,"
stated Mr. Fox. "The lake is so
muddy that plants won't grow.


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Long-time angler Pat Dravo displayed one of the bass he and
partner Terry Frisenda brought to the weigh-in scale at a
recent tournament at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Mari-
na located at the northern end of Lake Okeechobee. The two
anglers' two-day total weight of 41.93 Ibs. earned them first
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People have to get united and
become involved if they want
this turned around. I'm worried
that there will be no lake for my
grandchildren to enjoy if some-
thing is not done to correct the
situation and preserve one of
Florida's true natural resources."
Mrs. Martin agrees with Mr.
Helton. "The Corps of Engineers
has a limited window of oppor-
tunity right now to help the lake.
They must continue to discharge
water to drop the lake levels
before we come out of the dry
season and into the rainy and
hurricane seasons. The lake is
like a patient in intensive care
and is just being sustained.
Something has to be done. As
long as the lake is dirty the estu-
aries are not healthy," she said.
Jim Dorris of Lake Okee-
chobee Bait and Tackle stated,
"This time last year it wasn't this
bad. The lake is so muddy that
crappies can't survive."
Jerry Stewart of Slim's Fish
Camp in Belle Glade said, "The
dynamite holes are not clearing
up. The lake is nothing but mud.


Bass can adapt, but crappies like
cleaner water. The water level is
getting down, but we need it
dropped more. In my opinion,
officials need to suspend spray-
ing. There is already a foot of
sediment helping to choke out
the vegetation. We certainly
don't need more dead vegeta-
tion. Just let Mother Nature take
its course. Spraying is an issue by
itself. It causes a lot of problems
and the lake doesn't need more
right now. Lake Okeechobee is
one of the best fisheries in the
world and we have to take care,
of it. Mother Nature will do her
part, but we have to give her a
hand."
But, even as figures continue
to come in showing major
declines in the fish population
and the water quality does not
improve, the lake seems to be
telling a tale of its own. At two
local bass tournaments last
weekend, bass ranging from
1.78 lbs. to 8.69 lbs. were pulled
in from different areas around
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GEO Group to provide


crews to South Bay


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY The city of
South Bay formally accepted an
offer by the GEO Group, who run
the local correctional facility, to pro-
vide the city a crew of workers to
supplement the its current work-
force. City officials who said that
the work crew will save South Bay
approximately $175,000 this year
thanks to the GEO Group for the
free service.
According to the resolution
approved at the city's April 4 meet-
ing, the GEO Group will be provid-
ing the city with five to seven work-
ers to the city at no charge. The
workers will be assigned primarily
to the city's public works depart-
ment and can be used on various
projects, as determined by city offi-
cials.
In a memo to commissioners,
South Bay City Manager Tony Smith
said he and Warden E.A. Stepp had
previously discussed the possibility
of getting a work squad assigned to
the city.
The agreement term covers a
year-to-year commitment, and will
continue unless one of the two par-
ties agrees to terminate it. Included


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. What is up
with the fleas! Are they indestructi-
ble these days or what! I have tried
everything, and
nothing has
worked well for
months. Tell
me Doc, what I
does adog have .
to do around
here to get flea
free? Bark at
you soon!
Harry the Doc
Hound from savvy
Belle Glade.
A: Dear Harry the Hound, I think
I may be able to help. You poor
doggie! I do know the fleas have
been very tough lately. Many of my
clients, and patients feel the same
way you do. There is relief Harry
the Hound, but it's going to take
some work. Follow these recom-
mendations and I think you will be
wagging your tail with joy! All of
these recommendations have to be
done the same day, and repeated in
two, and four weeks. There are
three areas, which have to be treat-
ed: The pet, the home, and the
yard.
1. The Pet: Administer a pill you
can get from your vet called Cap-
star. This will kill all fleas on your
pet right away. It's very safe, afford-
able, and approved for use in dogs
and cats. Next, use a good quality
flea shampoo to give your pet a
bath and yes, this means bathe


in the agreement is a correctional
officer to supervise the work squad
while on the job.
The work crew will not displace
any current employees, but supple-
ment the city's workforce. The
availability of a crew of additional
men will prove an invaluable asset
for the city heading into the next
year, the manager said.
In appreciation for the work that
the correctional facility does in the
community, Mr. Smith encouraged
the commission to consider and
place at a future agenda a recogni-
tion award thanking the company
for stepping up to help.
"They have been partners like
you wouldn't believe," Mr. Smith
told commissioners.
According to the city manager,
the company had previously
offered its support during Hurri-
cane Wilma, when inmates from
the facility were used in the post-
hurricane operation.
"This is excellent," said Mayor
Clarence Anthony, who also com-
mended the company for provid-
ing the free work squad and for its
help and expertise through, "Every-
thing they've done through the hur-
ricane."


your cat too. Don't forget to trim the
nails and clean the ears.
Towel or blow drying gets those
dead fleas out of the fur. If bathing
is not your personal forte, then see
if your vet can help. After the pet is
completely dry, administer a veteri-
nary flea topical product. Currently
the most affective product out on
the market for flea prevention is
Advantix for dogs, and Avantage for
cats. K9 Advantix repels and kills
ticks including those that may
transmit Lyme disease, repels and
kills 98-100 percent of fleas within
12 hours after application. Repels
and kills mosquitoes too! And yes,
you still need to use heartworm
prevention!. Advantage has the
same wonderful flea properties for
cats, but none of the tick and mos-
quito controls.
2. The Home: Have your home
treated for fleas by either your regu-
lar pest control company, or see
about do it yourself products. Make
sure, however, if you do it yourself
you are very careful not to use any-
thing that can harm your pets!
3. The Yard: The perimeter of
the home is the best part of the out-
side to treat for flea control. If you
are able to have the entire yard
treated, that would be even better.
Ok Harry! Hope that gets the job
done! Take care, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner.


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Remembering the legacy of Phil Haire


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
My friend Phil passed last week.
Some said that his illness had finally
won. I know differently. His illness
was the cross that finally crucified
him, but because of his faith, the ill-
ness was not the victor.
On his funeral card was the fol-
lowing: Terminal illness is limited. It
cannot cripple love. It cannot cor-
rode faith, it cannot eat away peace
and it cannot destroy confidence. It
cannot kill friendship, it cannot
shut out memories, it cannot
silence courage, and it cannot
invade the soul. It cannot reduce
eternal life. It cannot quench the
Spirit. It cannot lessen the power of
the resurrection.
Phil was a living example that
while you cannot deny that you
have the disease, you can deny
despair from taking control. Phil
was a resurrection man. His funeral
was on Good Friday, his birthday


was on Easter Sunday. He celebrat-
ed it in heaven.
Somehow, I think he knew he
would. Somehow, even in the
midst of his suffering, he celebrated
his relationship with his Lord. We
can embrace suffering as Christ did
on the cross because we know that
the cross is not the end of the mat-
ter. There's something better com-
ing.
A number of years ago, Phil
shared with me the story about a
woman who had been diagnosed
with cancer and was given three
months to live. Her doctor told her
to start making her final prepara-
tions, so she contacted her pastor
to discuss certain aspects of her
final wishes. They planned which
songs she wanted sung at the serv-
ice, what Scriptures she would like
read and what she wanted to be
wearing. The woman then told her
pastor that she wanted to be buried
with her favorite Bible in her left
hand and with a fork in her right.


When the pastor questioned
her last request, the woman
explained that in all her life of
attending church socials and func-
tions where food was involved, her
favorite part was when whoever
was clearing away the dinner dish-
es would lean over and say, "You
can keep your fork."
She said it was her favorite part
because she knew that something
better was coming cake or pie
or something great was about to be
given to her. So she wanted to be
buried with a fork in her hand to let
everyone know that they should
keep their forks, too, because
something better was coming.
At the funeral, people walked by
the woman's casket and saw the
pretty dress she was wearing, her
favorite Bible, and the fork placed
in her right hand. Over and over,
the pastor heard the question,
"What's with the fork?"
During his message, the pastor
told the people of the conversation


he had with the woman shortly
before she died. He told them
about the fork and about what it
meant to her. He also shared that
he, like many there, would never
be able to look at a fork again with-
out remembering this woman and
her inner assurance that something
better was coming.
I believe Phil was a fork in the
hand kind of person. In this life we
are going to have hardships and
sickness and even terminal illness.
As Christians, however, we can
anchor ourselves in the promise
that something better is coming.
Every time you see a fork let it be a
reminder of this promise.
In the meantime, let us also
embrace the promise that God
through Christ is with us to help us
with what we are going through
right now. We are not alone. With
Him, we can make it. Praise be to
God for the victory we have
through Jesus Christ and the assur-
ance we have through His love!


A new gospel; a not so very new idea


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One theme presented in the
gospel of Judas isn't really new.
Years ago, I recall reading the Last
Temptation of Christ by a Greek
orthodox archbishop who was
inhibited from further ministry for
writing the book. He suggested
that Judas was the only disciple
who had character while the rest
were wishy-washy and lacked
strength to really be decisive.
The book was made into a
movie by Hollywood, which took
liberties with the story and did a
Hollywood version that I didn't
find true to the book at all. The
author suggested that the last
temptation was for Jesus to come
down from the cross, give up the
messiah stuff, go home and enjoy
a steak with his friends, let the
children bounce on his knee and
savor just how good life really
was.
I was a temptation because, in
fact, there is something good and


blessed by God about this life.
While I haven't read the Judas
gospel yet, it presents and old
recurring theme. I hear it suggests
that, in actuality, Jesus and Judas
were good friends. It apparently
infers (or perhaps, states) that
Jesus put Judas up to the betrayal.
That's what seems to be shocking
to many that Judas might in
reality be a "good guy" after all.
I worked for a senior minister
who used to defend Judas every
year during his Lenten series -
one of his parishioners referred to
him as "Perry Mason", saying that
one of these years he was bound
to get Judas off and found inno-
cent of 2,000 years of being
despised. Like many discoveries
that have been found over the
years, it may be that we really get
nothing new out of them. The
Gospel of Judas, as I have heard it,
doesn't present much new to
those who dedicate their lives to
studying scriptures.
We get some insights, as we
did from The Dead Sea Scrolls,
but not much is revealed nor is


anything likely to change what is
already known. The real answer
may be to go back and look at
how the bible came to be "The
Bible". That's something that not
everybody does and something
that needs to be done if we are to
understand why some "gospels"
were included while others were
rejected.
By the end of the second cen-
tury, early church fathers sought
to know if the potential books of
the bible.to be included were con-
sistent with what was handed
down from antiquity or not. If the
book was known to be of origin
of the Apostles, it would be
included, but if the origin was
doubtful, it would not be a part of
the bible. Those closest to the
time of the New Testament era
and who likely knew of the many
"gospels" that were around,
made a God-guided choice that
resulted in our bible as we know
it. What then is the value of the
newly-reveled gospel of Judas? It
hints at what is revealed in scrip-
tures already.


There is that passage in the
Gospel of John (chapter 13, verse
27); "What you are going to do,
do quickly." Jesus knew what was
to come someone was to be
the instrument of the betrayal,
Judas was that instrument. Jesus
didn't say, "Don't you dare!" or "If
you do, God will get you!" or
"You'll never get away with it."
Jesus, of course, knew what it
was to mean, but there didn't
seem to be any recrimination or
guilty feelings inflicted. Jesus'
comments on that kind of think-
ing was, "Father, forgive them, for
they know not what they do."
Instead, it seems Judas could
still be within the realms of Jesus'
love. In fact, we've always felt that
nobody, but nobody would be
beyond God's love and grace. A
new discovery only serves to
make that suggestion once more
- that even those we might con-
sider beyond God's love, even
those whom we would reject may
make it after all. That's good
news!


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When it comes to healthy eat-
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of veggies in the form of a salad.
Salads, after all, are the eighth
world wonder when our bodies
are screaming for nutrition. If we
eat a lot of salads, we think to our-
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wealthy and wise.
EEEEEEEERRRRRK! (that's the
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Before you toss all your nutritional
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DON'T: pig out on the pasta
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potato salad, croutons, bacon bits,
cheese, crackers and other things
not grown in the ground. See how
easy that is? Potatoes might grow in
the ground, but I've yet to see jars
of mayo being harvested.
Let's make it even easier and
just follow these simple guidelines,
excerpted from my book, "Saving
Dinner "(Ballantine).
To avail yourself of the nutrient-


rich possibilities of a salad, it is nec-
essary to understand what consti-
tutes healthy when it comes to
salad making. A pale hunk of Ice-
berg lettuce with a goopy ladle of
blue cheese dressing doesn't cut it.
And yet so many people think
because.they've eaten this "salad",
they're giving their bodies the nutri-
tion it needs. Not true!
A good rule of thumb for evalu-
ating a good salad should be
COLOR. Color is a great indicator of
what's ahead: good nutrition or
near-empty calories. The more
vibrant the color, the healthier it is.
Let's go back to that Iceberg let-
tuce salad. It's pale green and
white. The iceberg lettuce's value is
mostly the water it carries. Fiber is
minimal and nutrition almost non-
existent. The blue cheese is drip-
ping with all kinds of fat so that X's
that off the list immediately. Let's
do a salad makeover, shall we?
First of all, you need to choose
GREEN. Green like spinach, salad
bowl or romaine lettuces-all
wonderful examples of what green
should look like. The color is there
and so is the nutrition.
Look for RED. Tomatoes come
to mind. Vine ripened and full of
vitamin C, tomatoes also contain
the important phytochemical
lypocene that helps fight cancer.
ORANGE or YELLOW? How


about some colorful bell pepper or
(when in season) summer squash?
Carrots are fantastic sources for
beta-carotene, a pre-vitamin for
vitamin A. Beta carotene has so
many important functions, but the
best part about beta-carotene is
that it will convert into only as
much vitamin A as the body needs
so there's no worry about taking in
too much. You know what hap-
pens if you have too much beta-
carotene? You turn orange! My son
was orange for the first and second
year of his life he LOVED sweet
potatoes.
I can't help but push the nutri-
tional envelope hard when it
comes to making salads. Your body
needs all these veggies! The rea-
sons for all this green boils down to
the fact that we eat entirely too
many cooked foods and rarely eat
anything raw. A salad gives your
body the alimentary opportunity to
tackle a raw food and get those
important enzymes, vitamins and
minerals so readily available from
uncooked produce.
For more help putting dinner on
your table check out her Web site.
www.SavingDinner.com or her
Saving Dinner Book series pub-
lished by Ballantine and her new
book Body Clutter. Copyright 2006;
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Which are you? Beloved Queen
or Despised DICTATOR? The tone
of your voice says it all!
Why do we torture our family
with hurtful words? I can tell you
why! You are so stressed out and
feeling like a martyr! This has got to
stop! We can help you get rid of the
stress, but it us up to you to curb
those angry words. Follow our
directions for your routines, getting
dressed to shoes, hair and face, and
read our essays.
It is up to you to change your
attitude toward your family! Once
you change your martyred outlook
to one of blessing your family and
giving teaching moments, you will
see a change in them. I know that
you don't believe me, but you can
only change yourself. It is by your
example that your family will begin
to help and support your efforts to
secure a peaceful home.
What does your wicked tongue
do to your children and your
spouse and to you.
1. It doesn't tell them you love
them.
2. It makes them feel less than, it
hurts their self-worth.
3. They feel that they have no
say in things.
4. It makes your husband feel
that he is married to his mother! I
don't even want to go there.
5. They feel like servants,
instead of family members.
6. Harsh words are worse than a
whipping.
7. You cut your family out of the
conversational loop. The family is
thinking mean thoughts and you
can't and won't hear them for fear
of retribution from you.
8. Home life is based on the fear


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by Maria ,'
Cilley ..


of not making mother mad.
9. Family members hide from
you.
10. They become afraid to tell
you when something happens.
11. After those words have
come from your lips, just how do
you feel then? Laden with guilt or
do you not even realize you are
barking nasty remarks their way.
Oblivious to the torture you have
inflicted upon your loved ones.
There is absolutely no excuse
for this. I don't want to hear that
this is the only way I can get my
family to do anything. This is the lie
that you tell yourself to not feel
guilty.
Your tongue can criticize or it
can encourage. The choice is all
yours. If you have not changed your
attitude, then how can you expect
to see a change in them? It has to
come from the heart. If not they will
see right through you. They may
not even believe it at first, because
you will not be sounding like the
mother that have been used to all
your life. The children may think
the aliens have taken their real
mother away. Proye to them and
their Father that you have changed.
Sprinkle your wOrdts of love,
encouragement and teaching, all
over your home.


Pet Corner


Is she a beloved queen


or a despised dictator


Thursday, April 20, 2006


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Thursday, April 20, 2006 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Glades County Sheriff Arrest Report


Editor's note: The follow/in'i
individuals listed in the arrest
report are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone i(ishin'i to contact
the newspaper upon finIl disposi
tion of their case, maov d(o .so for-
publication.
April 9
Juliana Ramos, 31, of LaBelle,
was arrested by Detective Richard
Jones on the charges of aggravated
assault and crime against person
that could not cause death. She
was later released on a $35,000
surety bond.
Hardi Driggers, 23, of Lakeport,
was arrested by Deputy Richard
Ermeri on the charges of DUI;
refuse to accept citation and crimi-
nal mischief. He was later released
on a $4,000 cash bond.


April 10
Lawrence Steger, 65, of Ortona,
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Enderle on the charge of DWLS. He
was later ROR'ed.
April 11
Wayne Osceola, 28, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Goodman on the charge of
DWLS. He remains in custody with
bond set at $7,000.
Wayne Osceola, 28, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on an active war-
rants from Broward County and
Escambia County. He remains in
custody without privilege of bond.
Alex Shimake, 48, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by SPD Offi-
cer Jackson on the charges of


DWLS with knowledge, resisting
arrest without violence and refusal
to sign/accept summons. He
remains in custody with bond set at
$5,000.
April 14
Dean Lantz, 42, of Lakeport,
was arrested by Detective Mike
Pepitone on a Writ of Bodily attach-
ment. He was later released on a
$1,660 purge.
Curtis Hardy, Jr., of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on an active warrant
for FTA. He was later released on a
$5,000 surety bond.
April 15
Michael Knotek, 53, of LaBelle,
was arrested by Sgt. Don Salo on


the charge of Battery and false
imprisonment. He was later
released on a $2,000 cash bond.
Gerald Peterson, 43, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charges of bur-
glary and petit theft. He remains in
custodywith bond set at $26,000.
Ariel Sanchez, 19, of Clewiston,
was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner on the charges of posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams and smuggle
contraband into detention facility.
He was later released on a $5,500
surety bond.
Lenson Jones, 52, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Steven McKinley on the charge of
aggravated assault (domestic vio-
lence). He was later ROR'ed.


Be careful of the jury duty scam


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son has alerted consumers to a
growing identity theft scam in
which con artists posing as court-
house workers claim that the per-
son being called has failed to
report for jury duty.
The scam has been reported in
11 states, although it is unclear
whether or not it has surfaced in
Florida, officials say.
"If you get such a call, hang up
and avoid providing any personal
or financial information over the


phone," Mr. Bronson said. "Court
workers don't call on the phone
to inform you that you've missed
a jury duty summons."
The scam typically involves a
call from a person posing as a
court worker as a result of the per-
son's failure to appear for jury
duty. When the intended victim
protests and reports that they've
never received a summons to
report for jury duty, they are asked
for a social security number, a
date of birth and sometimes even
a bank account number.
Providing that information


enables the scam artist to clean
out the consumer's bank account
and open up other accounts,
obtain credit cards and establish
other lines of credit in the victim's
name, Mr. Bronson warned.
"This is a particularly insidious
fraud because most people take
jury duty seriously and naturally
would want to. clear up any mis-
understanding about whether
they failed to show up for it as
quickly as possible," Mr. Bronson
said. "Such a call would under-
standably upset most people,
especially with the threat of arrest,


Be aware and report child abuse


TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Department of Health joins
agencies and organizations
across the country in recogniz-
ing April as Child Abuse Preven-
tion Month.
"Child abuse and neglect is
an issue that involves all Floridi-
ans," said Deputy Secretary of
Health for Children's Medical
Services (CMS), Joseph J.
Chiaro, M.D. "This is a time for
everyone to realize their part in
creating a statewide environ-
ment where children are nur-
tured, supported, and safe."
The Department of Health
recognizes that members of the
medical field have a critical role
to play in the identification and
prevention of child abuse.
Physicians and other healthcare
service providers are uniquely
qualified to notice even the
smallest physical or mental
changes in a child. This vigi-
lance leads to earlier detection
and reporting of potential abuse
cases.
Additionally, research shows


that childhood abuse has the
potential for major health
impacts through adulthood,
making the role of the physician
even more critical to ensuring
the development of healthy
adults.
Through CMS and other
agency divisions, DOH is
demonstrating our commit-
ment to the prevention of child
abuse, abandonment and neg-
lect. The CMS Child Protection
Teams provide multidisciplinary
assessment services to children
and families involved in child
abuse and neglect investiga-
tions. They conduct medical
evaluations, provide diagnosis,
medical consultations, nursing
assessments, forensic and spe-
cialized interviews, family psy-
chosocial assessments, psycho-
logical evaluations, and provide
a variety of child abuse and neg-
lect training for family members
and professionals.
Child Abuse Prevention
Month was initially proclaimed
in 1982 by President Ronald


Regan. The symbol of child
abuse awareness is the blue rib-
bon. Originating in Virginia in
1989, a grandmother of a three-
year-old boy who died from his
mother's abusive boyfriend tied
a blue ribbon to her van as a
symbol of her personal commit-
ment to the prevention of child
abuse.
This month, child abuse pre-
vention materials will be avail-
able at Child Protection Team
offices and County Health
Departments across the state.
Additionally, Secretary Frangois
will participate in the Prevent
Child Abuse Florida's Child
Abuse Prevention Month press
conference at 10:00 on Tuesday,.
April 4, in the Capitol Courtyard.
For more information, visit the
DOH Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and select
Children's Medical Services
from the drop down menu or
visit www.cms-kids.com.


and catch them off guard."
The scam reportedly has sur-
faced in New York, Minnesota, Illi-
nois, Colorado, Oklahoma and
other states in recent years, and
authorities are concerned that it
will spread.
It is yet. another example of
how con artists try to rip off con-
sumers.
People need to always remem-
ber to avoid giving any personal
or financial information over the
telephone to anyone whose iden-
tity they have not verified, Mr.
Bronson said.

Florida

urges early

vaccinations
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging horse owners to
vaccinate their horses against East-
ern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and
West Nile Virus as mosquito sea-
son gets under way. Four cases of
EEE have already been confirmed
in Florida since January, one as
recently as this week, even though
the first cases are not usually seen
until May.
Mr. Bronson says the majority of
cases can be prevented through
proper vaccinations and booster
shots against mosquito-borne ill-
nesses and he is reminding horse
owners that now is the time to take
action.
So far this year EEE has been
confirmed in horses in Columbia,
Duval, Marion and Levy counties,
all of which were fatal.


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Whooping Cranes, the tallest of
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nearly 5 feet tall. Their wingspan
measures between 7 and 8 feet
(compared to the Sandhill Crane's
just over 3 foot height and seven
foot wingspan). Males weigh 16
pounds, and females weigh 14
pounds. The average nesting terri-
tory for a pair of whooping cranes
in Wood Buffalo National Park is
1,013 acres. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife conservation Commission
(FWC) has helped establish a non-
migratory flock of whooping
cranes that inhabits central Florida
year-round. A migratory flock of
whooping cranes, which winters in
central Florida, is also being re-
introduced.
In central Florida Whooping
Cranes begin to lay eggs in January
and on through May. Most nests
contain two eggs; occasionally,
nests contain only one egg, and
rarely three. Most pairs raise only
one chick; whooping cranes rarely
succeed in raising two chicks.
Whooping Cranes mate for life, but
they will take a new mate after loss
of the original. The pair will return
to use and defend the same nesting
and wintering territory year after
year.
Initially, chicks are cinnamon
brown; by four months of age
emerging white, adult-like feathers
produce a mottled appearance and
can fly when they are two to three
months old. Young Whooping
Cranes achieve adult-looking
plumage as they approach 1 year of
age. For non-migratory whooping
cranes in Florida, young become
independent just before the par-
ents begin their next nesting sea-
son.
Whooping Cranes are known
to live at least 22 years in the wild
and perhaps as long as 40 years.
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ulation has gradually increased
from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to
450 birds in spring 2004. Always
rare, the Whooping Crane popula-
tion may never have exceeded
10,000 at most.
During the 19th and early 20th
centuries, Whooping Crane habitat
was lost to agriculture .and
drainage, and humans hunted the
birds and collected their eggs-all
of which contributed to the popula-
tion decline.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is involved in a multi-agency proj-
ect to restore the Whooping Crane


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to its former range in the southeast-
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agency in Florida, but this coopera-
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the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
U.S. Geological Survey, the Canadi-
an Wildlife Service, and the Inter-
national Crane Foundation.
Whooping Cranes occurred natu-
rally in the southeast until the mid-
20th century, and there are records
of Whooping Cranes in Florida
until the 1930s.
Migratory and non-migratory
subspecies of Sandhill Cranes were
used in place of Whooping Cranes
to answer the question of whether
migration in cranes is an acquired
(learned) or innate (genetically dic-
tated) characteristic. Initial studies
proved that non-migratory cranes
could be produced from migratory
stock. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service selected Florida's
Kissimmee Prairie as the most
promising place to attempt the first
reintroduction of Whooping
Cranes in Eastern North America.
One reason Florida was selected
was that the state has a large and
stable population of non-migratory
Sandhill Cranes. The other two
populations of non-migratory
Sandhill Cranes (the Cuban and the
Mississippi) were far less success-
ful. Researchers expected that if
non-migratory Whooping Cranes
could succeed anywhere, Florida
was the most logical place to try
first.
The first release of 14 Whoop-
ing Cranes occurred in February
1993 and between 6 and 48 cranes
have been released each year
since. The technique release tech-
nique involves two weeks of adjust-
ment in a specially constructed
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EDUCATION 9


School Happenings


Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary
Kathrlvn E. (C, ,ii, _;i i, 'anal
Point Elementary held it's annual
Science Fair last week. Projects
included included a variety of excit-
ing experiments which included
"How Does Your Celery Grow?"
and "Which Diaper Holds the Most
Water?" The 1st and 2nd place win-
ners will compete in the counties
Science Fair during the week of
April 24. The winners were: Kinder-
garten: 1st place Mrs. Cullum's
class, 2nd place Mrs. Miller's
class, First Grade Mrs. Bedwell's
class, 2nd place Mr. Strauss'
class, Second Grade: 1st place Ms.
Johnson's class, 2nd place Ms.
Nagel's class, third grade: 1st. place
- Mrs. Webb's class, 2nd place -
Mrs. Wagner's class, Fourth grade:
1st place Tyra Crawford, 2nd
place-Keiona McKinney, 3rd place
- Bryontrea Grant, Fifth grade -
1st place William Brown, 2nd
place Arius West, 3rd place -
Edkerrial Harden.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
OF THE WINNERS! GO WHALES!
Kindergarten
Round-Up
Kindergarten Roundup will be
held for all incoming Kindergarten
students on Wednesday, May 3,
from 9-10:30 a.m. Students and
parents may tour our school, visit
Kindergarten classrooms, listen to
a story and enjoy a delicious snack.
In order to register, your student
must be five years old on or before
Sept. 1. You will also need to pres-
ent the following: 1) a copy of stu-
dent's birth certificate 2) updated
physical, 3) updated shot records,
4) proof of residency.
A Quality Assurance Review
Team representing the Council on
Accreditation and School Improve-
ment (CASI), Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools (SACS),
visited Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Elemen-
tary on April 10-11.
Hosting an onsite review team
was the final step in the school's
extensive efforts to maintain
accreditation by SACS/CASI.
Through interviews, observations,
reviews of documents and other
sources of information, the Quality
Assurance Review Team has rec-
ommended an Exemplary Accredi-
tation for our school. The school
has been accredited since 1974.
CONGRATULATIONS to students,
parents and staff!
Students and parents may tour
the school, visit the Kindergarten
classrooms, listen to a story and
enjoy a delicious snack! In order to
register, your student must be five
years old on or before September1.
You will also need to present the


following: 1) copy of birth certifi-
cate, 2) updated physical, 3) updat-
ed shot records, 4) proof of residen-
cy.
School mall fundraiser
We are beginning a schoolwide
fundraiser to help go towards stu-
dent incentives. Students will be
bringing 10 postcards home. Par-
ents, please help your students fill
out the postcards and return to
school by Monday, April 24. All
completed postcard booklets
receive a prize!
Dates to note
April 26 5th Grade to Animal
Kingdom
April 27 AWARDS CEREMO-
NY -Professional Development
Day half day for students
May 3 Kindergarten
Roundup 10:30 a.m.
Gove Elementary
School

Art News
We are pleased to announce
that for the third year in a row, Gove
Elementary School artists have
received top honors in the Bell-
South/SunFest Youth Art Contest.
First, second, and third place win-
ners will be announced at an
Awards Ceremony to be held on
Saturday, May 6th at 7:45 p.m. at
SunFest in West Palm Beach. The
finalists are: Hamdon Asalieh,
Gabriela Ramos, and Kayla,
Schoenfeld. The first place winner
will receive a U.S. Savings Bond in
the amount of $100 dollars and the
Gove Elementary Art Department
will receive $200 dollars. All of the
finalists will have their art published
in the BellSouth Real Yellow Pages.
We also extend our congratula-
tions to the other Gove artists for
placing in the Top 10. They are as
follows: Martin Contreras, Cynthia
Esquivel, Nancy Lerma, Andres
Rodriguez, William Rodriguez, and
Aisleen Sandoval. These students
will receive "Honorable Mention"
Certificates.
The Art Department also com-
mends the Gove students who par-
ticipated in the Florida History
through Art Contest. Students
learned about early Seminole histo-
ry and culture. They illustrated
Seminole life and wrote about their
art. The following students received
awards of recognition from the His-
torical Society of Palm Beach:
Gilberto de Leon, painted a Semi-
nole farmer growing corn; Yvette
Paniagua, drew a portrait of Semi-
nole Chief, Osceola; Roger Guillan
illustrated Seminoles navigating the
Everglades in a canoe. The Gove
family is very proud of all of the
artists and especially their mentor,
Mrs. Jill Schmidt. Without Mrs.
Schmidt's support and encourage-


meant, their talent would not be rec-
ognized.
Dwyer Award Finalists
Congratulations to Mrs. Karen
Schultz (ESE) and Mrs. Ellen Smith
(PE) for being selected as finalists
for the Dwyer Awards for Excel-
lence in Education in their respec-
tive categories. Gove is the only
school in the district that has the
distinction of having two teachers
from the same school as finalists
for this prestigious award. A special
ceremony will be held on Tuesday,
April 25 at the Kravis Center in West
Palm Beach. On behalf of the Gove
faculty, staff and students, we wish
them the best in this competition.
Wellness Challenge
The Physical Education Depart-
ment, under the direction of Mrs.
Ellen Smith, invites you to partici-
pate in the "Wellness Challenge"
Program. The program is designed
for adults wishing to improve their
health by learning simple strategies
they can use at home and at work.
The "Wellness Challenge" meets
every Monday and Thursday from
3-4:30 p.m. Contact Mrs. Smith at
993-4042 if you are interested in
participating. Mrs. Smith extends
her gratitude to the parents, teach-
ers and students who represented
Gove Elementary in the Black Gold
Jubilee 5K Walk/Run held last Sat-
urday, April 8th. Because of their
participation, our school received a
trophy for having the most partici-
pants in the race.
Health Fair
A health fair will be held on Sat-
urday, April 29 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
in Boynton Beach. The fair is being
sponsored by the Diabetes Pro-
gram and the Comprehensive AIDS
Program. The following exams will
be offered: blood sugar, blood
pressure, cholesterol test immu-
nizations and much more. For
more information, call the Gove
Family Center at 993-1976.
Upcoming events
Wellness Challenge Program at
3 p.m.
Wellness for Champions Pro-
gram at 3:30 p.m.
SAC at 5:30 p.m.
NCLB School Choice Option
Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
April 20 PTO at 5:30 p.m.
Pahokee
Elementary
Pahokee Elementary is proud of
the accomplishments of our 6th
grader Nickolas Clark.
Kindergarten
Round-Up
Pahokee Elementary School
held their Kindergarten Round-Up


on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from
9-10 a.m. in the cafeteria and from
6 to 7 p.m. in the media center. All
parents of new students to Paho-
kee Elementary will need the
child's physical and shot record,
proof of residency (a utility bill with
your name and street address or
rental agreement in your name)
and child's birth certificate. If you
have a child whose 5 years old, or
will be 5 years old before Sept. 1
you are encouraged to call 924-
6466 and speak with Mrs. San-
tibanez, Data Processor for more
information.

Title I Migrant
Luncheon
Each spring the Palm Beach
County Migrant Education Pro-
gram staff honors selected migrant
student and their parents at a very
special recognition event. This year
the Recognition Luncheon will be
held on Saturday, April 22 begin-
ning at 12:30 p.m. at the Marriot in
West Palm Beach. Representing
Pahokee Elementary School this
year is 6th grader Nickolas Clark.
Nickolas is a 6th grader in Mr. Law-
son and Ms. Harley classes. He has
received numerous Outstanding
Behavior and Honor Roll awards.
He is a member of the Safety
Patrols and is enrolled in the Gifted
Program. Nickolas is also a Student
Ambassador; he has escorted
many visitors at our school includ-
ing Governor Jeb Bush and recent-
ly our SACS QAR Team. Pahokee
Elementary is proud of the accom-
plishments of our 6th grader Nicko-
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Please be aware that Pahokee
Elementary School Advisory Com-
mittee agreed that ALL students,
Pre-Kindergarten through 6th
grade, should follow a uniformed
dress code for the 2006-2007
school year. A sample flyer has
been published by the school for
specific information. Boys and girls
can wear any color shirt with
sleeves and a collar. They may
wear uniform shorts, skirts or sko-
rts in khaki, blue or black. Tennis
shoes and closed in shoes are
appropriate. No slides, sandals or
clear slippers will be permitted.
Every Friday is designated as school
spirit day. On Fridays students will
be able to wear a school t-shirt and
plain jeans. Please refrain from pur-
chasing jeans with adornments,
tears or advertisements. A copy of
this plan will be sent home with the
students before May 1, 2006.
Should you have any questions or
concerns, please contact Mrs. Law-
son at 561-924-6466.


Sun School Brief


Pahokee High School
band BBQ and concert
The Pahokee High School Band
Boosters Association will be spon-


scoring a BBQ on Thursday, April 20
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Pahokee
High School cafeteria. Come and
taste something you haven't been
able to get since football season...


some of Kenny's Bigg's famous
ribs or Lewis Pope's delicious
chicken. Dinners are only $6 per
plate and a;; proceeds will go to the
O.D. Express Band. Immediately


following the dinner, the band will
present their annual spring concert
in the auditorium. For more infor-
mation, Please call Leigh Wood-
ham at (561) 914-0699.


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Ossie Raulerson's story, told to local historian


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Ossie's Uncle Lewis had a mercantile store in Okeechobee.
Built in 1905. He sold a little bit of everything, mostly to
Indians.


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Steamboats brought supplies from Kissimmee down the river
before the railroad was through to Ft. Pierce. This photo is
from a post card written to Faith Raulerson from Fort Pierce,
Florida, March 20, 1912. The writer asks her, among other
things, "How is your new town coming on"-referring to what
was to be Okeechobee, I assume. The photo from the Ellis
and Faith Meserve collection, courtesy of Marie Box.


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This was the road from Okeechobee to Fort. Pierce in 1905.
It was some years later that Ed Raulerson started up this
road with skins to sell, bringing back supplies for Uncle
Lewis's store in Okeechobee.


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers of
Florida was privileged to have on
staff a superb writer and historian,
Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valentine
wrote much about the history of
the people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okeechobee's
Betty Williamson, President of the
Okeechobee Historical Society, she
co-authored a book, now in its sec-
ond printing, "Strolling down
Country Roads in Okeechobee."
The following story is from an
interview Mrs. Valentine conducted
with Ossie Raulerson.
"Old man Pete (Raulerson)
came here from around Bartow to
Basinger and stopped there for
awhile. It must have been a half
dozen houses built there and he
thought it was too crowded, so he
moved into Okeechobee. That was
before my time. Fie came here in
1896 and I wasn't born 'til 1906.
"I was born in Fort Drum in
1906. My parents were living at
what the old people used to know
as the wood landing on the Kissim-
mee River. I mean the old river, not
this new cut through there. My dad
ran a saw mill up on the hill and
had a house there, too. He fur-
nished the steamboats will wood
fuel and that's why they called it
wood landing. "When my mother
was expecting me, we moved up
to Fort Drum because her brother
lived there and the closest neigh-
bors we had at home were about
ten miles away. (So there was no
one nearby tb help with the birth.)
They went to Fort Drum in an ox
wagon and it was quite a trip back
then. When I was just a few days
old, we went back home to wood
landing.
"We lived there until I was
about three or four years old, then
we moved and came here (Okee-
chobee) in 1910 and there was an
old house where the old school
building used to be (on South Par-
rott Avenue). I guess it was built
before we came here. There was
only about five or six houses in the
whole place at the time.
"We moved here on a steam-
boat and Taylor Creek over here
was just as crooked as could be.
The captains on those steamboats
had to be pretty careful going in
there that they didn't his on any of
those snags or something. Captain
Johnson had three steamboats,
two on the Kissimmee River and
one on the Caloosahatchee that
went to Fort Myers to serve the peo-
ple over there.
"The house we had, it was what
they called a board and batten
house. They would build a house
and use one inch by ten inch
boards up and down and over the
cracks they would put a one by four
over to keep out the wind and rain.
We moved there and the storm of
1910 blew the house off the blocks.
They didn't have any concrete stuff
then. You'd go out and saw you an
old lighter pone log to a certain
length and build the house up two
or three feet on the logs. It blew off
the logs.
"Where Frank Williamson's
pasture is now there was two or


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three families who had settled out
there. Everyone who'd come in
would put in a citrus grove. They
would buy them a 40 acre tract of
land out there and clear up eight to
ten acres of it and put in a citrus
grove. They'd never clear the rest of
it. That was too hard of work. You
didn't have anything but oxen. That
was the most power you had and
man power to clear anything:
move trees and debris or anything
you had.
"Uncle Lewis Raulerson, he
built a little mercantile store and he
sold everything ... a little bit of
hardware, and axe or a saw, nails,
groceries, but most of his business
was Indians. There were very few
white people here. He got his mer-
chandise by steamboat up Taylor
Creek and it was a lot different from
what is like now.
"Uncle Lewis had a little ware-
house about as big as a room. It


had tin on the sides and one door. I
doubt he ever had a lock on it. He
would bring his merchandise in
from Kissimmee and all through
the lakes up there and down the
Kissimmee River.
"The Kissimmee River then was
just as crooked as could be and it
would take a pretty good while. But
he would unload it at a place by his
warehouse. So something hap-
pened. The business wasn't good
enough or it was taking too long to
bring merchandise in from Kissim-
mee and all through the lakes up
there and down the Kissimmee
River.
"See, most of his business was
Indians and they would barter and
trade. They would bring in skins,
mostly alligator skins, coon skins,
otter skins and sell them. Uncle
Lewis was buying all that from
them and he would have to ship it
up North, going through Kissim-
mee. There was a little narrow
gauge railroad going out of Kissim-
mee up north to Jacksonville where
they could ship them on up north.
His merchandise came in the same
way and it took a long time.
Then the East coast Railroad
came in there over in Fort Pierce
and it was easier to drive oxen and
wagons to Fort Pierce to get mer-
chandise there than it was to get it
by steamboat.
"My brother, Ed Raulerson, who


was ten years older than me, he
was known at that time as an
expert ox driver. He had been han-
dling oxen ever since he was big
enough to climb up in the ox
wagon, I reckon. So my brother
and one other fellow, I can't
remember his name, they had two
ox wagons (a pair of oxen to each
wagon) and they'd leave here
before daylight and walking, get
over there to Ten Mile Creek: that's
ten miles from Fort Pierce.
"There was a ford there where
they could cross and just before
you crossed, there was a bluff with
lots of dead trees where you could
get wood to burn. Going from here
they'd get there after dark that night
and stop over and have their fire
and camping outfit. The next
morning by daylight, they'd be on
their way again and drive on in to
Fort Pierce, load up with their mer-
chandise and drive back to their
camp, sleep there again, leave
again the next morning and make it
back here that night.
"They'd get here sometimes at
ten o'clock at night and just drive
those wagons of merchandise to
the store at South East Fourth
Street, unhook the oxen and leave
the wagon load of merchandise
there 'til the next day. (The trip took
three days from before daylight
until well through the evening the
third day.) That was pretty slow."


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, April 20, 2006


Newly-appointed Mayor Ray Torres-Sanchez, joined by
Commissioner Don Garrett and members of the Belle Glade
Police Department enjoyed the Saturday sun at the festival.


Always on hand at special events, and not failing to attend
the Black Gold Jubilee, were our local representatives to
the radio station WSWN.


The Fun Slide was one of the many free rides and games
available to those who attended the Black Gold Jubilee.


Community Briefs


Gospel concert
Come out and get your bless-
ings, come out and get your soul
lifted with some good old gospel
singing on Saturday, May 20 at 6
p.m. at Mt. Calvary First Baptist
Church in South Bay. With Rev-
erend Roosevelt Cooper. For more
information contact sister Loretta
Sandiford at (561) 992-8512.
Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages
of much needed items to our mil-
itary men in Iraq: If you have a
friend or a loved one serving in
Iraq and would like us to send
them a package of supplies, give
us their contact information in
Iraq. We want to make sure our
troops from the Glades are receiv-
ing support from their communi-
ty. For more information please
contact Elizabeth Cayson, Sup-
port-Our-Troops Wish List Chair-
person at 996-0129.
H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South
Bay have recently formed a
group called H.O.P.E. "Helping
Others Pursue Equality." This is
due to the monthly increase in
our water and sewer bills and
will decide our course of action.
Meetings are scheduled the first
Wednesday of every month in


the Miracle by Faith Fellowship
Hall, 1035 N.W. 1 Street, South
Bay. Your attendance will make
a difference.

Hospice needs
volunteers
Volunteers are needed in the
Western communities to visit
with patients in their homes,
nursing homes, assisted living
facilities and transport patients
for errands and appointments.
Other opportunities include
serving as an ambassador at
fairs and events in educating the
community about HPBC servic-
es and programs. Training is
provided. Choose your hours
. and the locations most conven-
ient for you: Belle Glade, Paho-
kee, Canal Point or South Bay.
HPBC Over 28 years as Palm
Beach County's leading provider
of Hospice Care. Call Beth at
(561) 273-2204 or visit
www.hpbc.
Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments


and referrals to rehabilitation
centers nationwide by calling
(800) 468-6933 or log onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
conon now.
Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age
17 and provides individual and
family counseling at no cost to
families in Palm Beach County.
As hurricane Frances and its
aftermath has heightened the
problems and stress level for
families in Palm Beach County,
the Youth Service Bureau wants
to reach out to those families
and offer the help of licensed
therapists who will listen to their
experience and help them cope..
Any parent or adolescent need-
ing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-
1233 (Glades) to obtain an
appointment.
Weight
Watchers meet
Weight Watchers of the
Glades meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m.
at the Sugar Cane Growers
Cooperative, on the fourth floor.


Bingo nights
American Legion Post 20 will
begin Bingo nights and will con-
tinue every Thursday at 7 p.m.
thereafter. For more informa-
tion, please call (561) 996-6444
after 3 p.m.


Transfer

Continued From Page 1
ble fifth person.
One of the persons shot was
Robert Nero, whose leg wound
managed to sever a major artery.
Nero was listed in critical condi-
tion at St. Mary's Hospital last
week. Charles Coney, the second
person shot by the suspects, also
suffered a wound to his leg,
though his was considered a less
serious one than Nero's.
Detectives linked two sus-
pects in connection with the
shooting after talking with the
victims and witnesses to the
crime. Officers arrested Dorsey
Williams and Courtavious Free-
man the next day for their
involvement in the shooting.
Police continue to search for
the third suspect and encourage
anyone with information to call
the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment at 996-7251.


Transfer

Continued From Page 1
tatives from the county's fire res-
cue service coming to Belle Glade
to train staff in preparation for the
transfer date. Chief Rice said his
employees recently completed a
class on hazardous materials, and
will soon be working on other
training sessions to include a
water safety class and extrication
class.
The training serves as a formal-
ity, as most firefighters in the city
already have certifications in each
of the classes. The training is part
of the county's standard operating
guidelines and all new employees,
including the chief himself, are
required to complete it.
Pahokee and South Bay are
going through the same process.
The transfer was the result of
the three Glades cities partnering
with the county to meet the mini-
mum level of service standard that
Palm Beach County will be requir-
ing all municipalities to comply
with in the near future.
In short, the major hurdle to
meeting those standards, at least
from the perspective of the local
cities, is the manpower issue. The


FEMA
Continued From Page 1
a free handout," Mr. Harrington
said. "I just wanted to know what
the conditions were," he told the
commission.
Mr. Harrington believes the city
did a poor job in informing the
recipients of the trailers about the
prerequisites to moving in. The city
should have done a better job of
educating the residents as to the
extent and reason for the fees. He
also believes the city should have
shopped around before awarding
the bids to set up the trailers call-


Police

Continued From Page 1
The historical problem with
local law enforcement agencies,
especially local police depart-
ments, some say could be chiefly
attributed to local cities' inability to
pay the higher wages that larger
agencies pay. The result is a work-
force that some of its critics view as
being comprised largely of either
young officers without any previ-
ous experience or old officers with
problematic backgrounds who
are often rejected everywhere else.
In Pahokee, the police depart-
ment was rocked again and again
by scandals each time losing
more of its credibility with its own
citizens. Problems started several
years ago when the chief of police
and his second in command
resigned amid a growing scandal
involving the sale of firearms from
the station's evidence room, and
other charges. The sheriff's office
stepped in to continue patrolling
the streets while investigators
pored over the details of the case.
Last year, some of the officers
were accused of threatening city
officials with their lives on Internet


county standard will require at
least 11 personnel on duty at all
times, something that is economi-
cally unfeasible for Belle Glade,
South Bay and Pahokee. South
Bay, at times, has had to contend
with having a single firefighter on
duty.
Early talks revolved around the
idea of banding the three separate
fire departments into one large
department to service the general
area. In subsequent conversations
with the county, the city of Paho-
kee decided instead to enter the
county's MSTU. South Bay and
then Belle Glade also signed
agreements with the county. The
move offsets the cost for each city
for providing fire service, also giv-
ing access to the local depart-
ments to the much bigger pool of
resources of the larger agency.
In addition to providing more
firefighters in the area, the county
is looking at renovating current
facilities, or possibly constructing
all-new facilities in the Glades. At a
recent meeting in South Bay, city
officials revealed early plans to
build a new fire station. In Belle
Glade, Chief Rice said the county
will be studying the feasibility of
renovating, repairing or rebuilding
the old structure across city hall.


ing the prices the city received out-
rageous for the work that is being
done.
Mayor Sasser, meanwhile,
believes the city has gone as far as it
can go in helping its residents. He
said he would only consider asking
for additional trailers if the first ship-
ment of them are taken by the city's
residents under any other cir-
cumstance, he would sooner for-
get the ordeal.
"I have never heard so much
lying going on to get a FEMA trail-
er," said Mayor Sasser. "If I could
have pulled every one of those 21
trailers out of the city, I would
have."


chat rooms and on Web sites. The
same officers were consistently sin-
gled out by residents at city meet-
ings for alleged misconduct while
on the job.
For city officials, the transfer of
police services has produced a big
difference from the problems of
only six months ago.
Former Chief of Police James
Blackford, now a lieutenant with
the sheriff's office and in command
of the Pahokee sub-station, said the
department has access to 14
deputies on any given day. Accord-
ing to the lieutenant, the new
deputies are acclimating well to
their new environment.
"The transition is going as
smoothly as it can go," he said last.
week. "Right now we have better
coverage than we had in the last
year and a half."
Pahokee resident Royal York
also seems to have noticed a
change. Mr. York said he watches
the new officers while they are out
patrolling the streets and appreci-
ates their professionalism.
"They're articulate. They're well
groomed. They take pride in their
uniform. They're courteous. And
there's a communication with
them now," Mr. York said.


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NFL player visits Pahokee
The 3rd 6th graders at Pahokee Elementary School
got a special treat Friday morning, April 7. Pahokee
native and NFL Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardi-
nals, Anquan Boldin visited the school in celebration of
the 2nd Annual Anquan Boldin Community Weekend.
Anquan spoke with students about the importance of
staying in school and keeping a positive attitude toward
your education and athletic ability. After speaking with
students, Anquan signed T-shirts, footballs and many
other items students brought in for his signature. Paho-
kee Elementary would like to thank Anquan Boldin and
the 081 Foundation for the visit to our school.


Black Gold Tennis Results


Girl's softball ends regular season


Lady Tigers finish
third in district

By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Tigers girl's softball team ended its
regular season last week, placing
third in the District with a 15-8
record.
The Lady Tigers honored their
senior players last Tuesday evening
on Senior Night, in a ceremony pre-
ceding Tuesday's game against
Immokalee. The ladies went on to
defeat the Immokalee Indians 14-5
in the final home game.
The Tigers are now hosting the
District 4A-11 playoff tournament,
with each of the games to be played
in Clewiston. The ladies will face off
against district opponents Cypress
Lake (4-17), who are seeded sixth
going into this week's tournament.
The tournament championship
will be played on Friday in Clewiston.
The CHS ladies ended the regu-
lar season with some impressive
numbers. Senior Miranda Waddell
led the Tigers in RBIs, and placed
third overall in the district with 29
runs batted in. She also cashed in
three home runs for the season,


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CHS Lady Tiger Seniors were honored and thanked at last week's Senior Night, preceding a
home game against Immokalee. Senior players included Bianca Sandoval, Brooke Beatty,
Brittany Pelham, Miranda Waddell, Kadie Vita, and statistician Keaton Perry.


scored 30 runs, and batted for a
team-high average of .464 during
the season.
Freshman sensation Desiree
Lopez continued to put up good
numbers for the Tigers, leading the


team in hits (38), at-bats (84), and
runs scored (30). She also had the
fewest strikeouts per at bat (mini-
mum 20 AB), showing great plate
discipline and undeniable poise
and ability as a young hitter for the


Tigers.
Junior pitcher Nikki Nelson
threw 106 innings in 18 games for
the lady Tigers, posting a 2.11
earned run average and recording
9 wins and five losses.


Zarak Lawson repeated as
singles champion defeating Ken-
tavious Marshall 8 5 in a five
pro-set final. Fourteen players
started in the compass format
on Saturday, April 1, with each
player competing against at least
two opponents.
In doubles play cli April 8, the
Belle Glade team of Lawson Mar-
shall reversed
last year's finals loss to the
Clewiston team of Josh Ingram
-Robert Rodriquez with a 6 -2.


6-4 victory.
Eight teams started and played
two matches each. Myra McCroan
- Alberto Loret de Mola were
undefeated in mixed doubles.
Friendly competition and nice
weather at Glades Central's courts
resulted in fun for all.
Coordinator Ken Buchanan
thanks all participants and invites
everyone from beginners to veter-
ans to participate in next year's
tournament.


Sports in Brief


Pitch, hit and run
MOORE HAVEN Kids, 7-14
can test their skills in baseball's
fundraiser by participating in a
local Pepsi pitch, hit and run com-
petition,., which will be held Satur-
day, April 22 at the Moore Haven
High School Baseball Field. Regis-
tration is from 8:30-10 a.m. Com-
petition starts at 10 a.m. All partici-
pants must fill out a
registration/waiver prior to the
start of the competition. Also, a
copy of your birth certificate is
needed for age verification. This
competition is free to all area
youth. For more information, con-
tact Jamie Brown at 946-0811, cell
at 228-2715 or Jaime.brown@
gladesschools.org.
Lifeguards needed
CLEWISTON The city of
Clewiston Recreation Department
is hiring Red Cross Certified life-
guards for the 2006 summer term.
Starting pay is $9 per hour. Appli-
cations are available at Clewiston
City Hall..
Big Bucks tourneys
are coming
CLEWISTON There will be
additional tournaments held May


6-7, and June 10-11. The Big
Bucks Tournaments allow for
larger paybacks and more prizes.
These are two-day events with
total two-day weight winning the
tournaments. Multiple places will
be paid based on the number of
participants. Entries may be
picked up at local bait and tackle
shops, on the Bass Busters Web
site at www.bassbusters
florida.com or by calling Chris
Fickly at (941) 232-9539. The
Team entry is $200 and includes
the Big Bass Jackpot and all tour-
naments run from Safelight to 3
p.m. Sign-ups are also accepted
up until tournament start time at
the city ramp in Clewiston.
Coast Guard
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SOUTH LAKE Did you
know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary makes house calls? They will
come to your home to discuss the
required safety equipment need-
ed on your boat. This service is
free. You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
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Fishing tourney winners announced


MOORE HAVEN The annual
Chalo Nitka "Big Bass" tournament
sponsored by the Big Bassmasters
Club took place Feb. 26 and was
won by David Beck of Lakeport,
with a 9.6-pound bass.
The tournament also hosted a
"Critter Division" sponsored by
Aherns, which pays $100 to the
angler who catches the largest Gar,
Mud Fish, or Catfish. The event was
won by David Dannehauer of Mick-
ies Bait and Tackle after netting a
seven-pound Mud Fish.
Tommy Woodham of Clewis-
ton won $100, courtesy of the
chamber of commerce, for netting
the Big Fish while wearing the 2006
Chalo Nitka T-shirt.
"One of the great things about
this tournament is there is no age
group," said Mike Woodham.


"One of the great things about this tournament is
there is no age group. This is a great opportunity
for children of all age groups to participate, which
is a positive influence in the competitive world we
live in. I have seen children get very excited over
the tournament and to watch their response
when actually getting to fish a tournament is a
very thrilling and rewarding experience for me."
Mike Woodham


"This is a great opportunity for chil-
dren of all age groups to partici-
pate, which is a positive influence
in the competitive world we live in.
I have seen children get very excit-
ed over the tournament and to


watch their response when actual-
ly getting to fish a tournament is a
very thrilling and rewarding experi-
ence for me."
Proceeds from the annual
Chalo Nitka tournament benefit


Project Graduation. Over the past
five years, the Big 0 Bassmasters
Club have contributed up to $5,500
to Project Graduation.
Eight places were paid out in
this year's tournament, to include:
First: $1,000 to David Beck with
9.05 pounds.
Second: $450 to Tommy Wood-
ham with 7.10 pounds.
Third: $350 to Carl Martin with
5.85 pounds.
Fourth: $250 to Charles Reeves
with 4.24 pounds.
Fifth: $200 to Dave Henninger
with 4.20 pounds.
Sixth: $150 to Clarence Slanen
with 3.63 pounds.
Seventh: $100 to Josh Byrd with
3.35 pounds.
Eighth: $50 to Vern Murrell with
3.19 pounds.


Kids win at Belle Glade fishing day


BELLE GLADE Something
close to 300 children participat-
ed in this year's Belle Glade Kids
Fishing Day, which was made
possible in part thanks to the
Belle Glade Volunteer Fire
Department and the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Explorers.
The two groups were on
hand to volunteer their time in
providing the children with tack-


le boxes, T-shirts, hats, hot dogs,
hamburgers, drinks, prizes, and
trophies during a full day of fish-
ing, fun, and sport.
Coming out on top were:
Toddler:
Joseph Shelton, largest fish,
2.55 pounds.
Sola Betanzos, smallest fish,
.002 ounces.
Chase Pellier, total weight,


4.10 pounds.
Division I (6-8 years):
Leekysieha Jones, large fish,
3.15 pounds.
Cassandra Lopez, smallest
fish, .02 ounces.
Maddia Mills, total weight,
3.30 pounds.
Division II (9-12 years):
Mary Ann Triston, large fish,
2.75 pounds.


Hilda Oseto, smallest fish, .20
ounces.
Luis Ruiz, total weight, 5.50
pounds..
Division III (13-15 years):
Tommy Moreland, largest
fish, 2.60 pounds.
Sacramento Mercado, small-
est fish,. 15 ounces.
John Cox, III, total weight,
5.10 pounds.


HCFL and Howell Oil pick up more wins


Clewiston's pair of traveling
softball teams were busy picking
more victories this past week.
After squaring off against one
another, with HCFL topping
Howell Oil, the Howell Oil squad


took the field against Belle Glade
to pick up an 18-8 victory behind
young hurler Ashton O'Neal.
Howell Oil avenged their ear-
lier loss to their Clewiston coun-
terpart in their next on field


Lake Area Varsity Spring Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The spring
sports season is upon us. To have
your school's schedule pub-
lished, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To help
us provide lake-area coverage,
request a sports information
sheet or please send game stats
to myoung@newszap.com. If
you don't see your school's sports


schedule or sports news listed,
please contact the schools direct-
ly and ask them to cooperate in
submitting this information to us.

Glades Day
Baseball
April 20: Hosts Seminole Ridge
4 p.m.


April 21: At Glades Central 7p.m.
Softball
April 18-21: District champi-
onship tournament
Clewiston
High School
VarsityBaseball
April 20: Hosts Bishop Verot 6


p.m.
April 25-26, 28: Districts at
Lemon Bay


action and downed HCFL by a
final score of 20-5. Sarah Howell
was on the mound for the win-
ning squad who took full advan-
tage of several key errors from
the HCFL team who saw Lovely
Aviles throw a good game, but
didn't get the defensive help she
needed from her squad during
cold and windy conditions.
HCFL rebounded to defeat
Belle Glade 9-5 to improve to 3-1


on the season while Howell Oil
also improves to 3-1 after pick-
ing up their third straight victory
with a commanding 15-2 victory
over LaBelle. On the mound for
Clewiston were Bonnie Cortez
and O'Neal.
The two Clewiston squads
'will have had their third match
up by press time, with each
claiming one victory and one
loss against the other.


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USDA extends deadline for conservation Alico Inc. announces


GAINESVILLE Agricultural
pio ducers and landowners who
thought they might miss the
deadline to enroll highly erodi-
ble and other fragile cropland
into the current Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP) general
sign-up have a little more time to
get their applications in, accord-
ing to Kevin Kelley, State Execu-
tive Director of USDA's Farm Ser-
vice Agency (FSA) for Florida.
The enrollment periods for the
CRP general sign-up and the spe-
cial CRP re-enrollment and
extension sign-up have been
extended until April 28, 2006.
Both were originally scheduled
to end on April 14.
"I encourage all eligible farm-
ers and ranchers to take advan-


tage of the enrollment options
available through Conservation
Reserve Program and the special
CRP re-enrollment and exten-
sion," said Kelley "The extended
deadline of April 28 will help
those who may not have yet had
an opportunity to enroll in this
beneficial program, which helps
improve soil, water, air, and
wildlife habitat resources."
Those who participate volun-
tarily enroll highly erodible and
other fragile cropland in CRP
through long-term contracts of
10 to 15 years. Grasses, trees and
other vegetation are planted on
the enrolled land. In exchange,
participants receive annual rental
payments and a payment of up to
50 percent of the cost of estab-


listing conservation covers.
After the CRP general sign-up
ends on April 28, USDA's Farm
Service Agency (FSA) will evalu-
ate offers based on cost and the
Environmental Benefits Index
(EBI) factors of wildlife, water,
soil, air and enduring benefits.
Accepted offers will become
effective Oct. 1, 2006.
In addition, subject to a com-
pliance review, CRP participants
with contracts expiring on Sept.
30, 2007, now have until April 28
to apply for special re-enroll-
ment or extension opportunities
offered by FSA. Participants
ranking in the EBI's top one-fifth
can re-enroll their land in a new
10-year contract. For lands with
restored wetlands, FSA offered


the opportunity for a new 15-
year contract. FSA offered the
second one-fifth group the
opportunity for a 5-year exten-
sion; the third one-fifth a 4-year
extension; the fourth one-fifth a
3-year extension; and the
remaining participants a 2-year
extension.
FSA county offices are now
beginning to notify CRP partici-
pants with contracts expiring in
2008-2010 of their re-enrollment
and extension opportunities.
The deadline for participants to
respond is June 30, 2006.
For more information on CRP,
contact your local FSA office or
visit the FSA Web site at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp
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quarterly dividend


LABELLE -Alico, Inc., a
leading landholder and one of
the south's best known agribusi-
ness companies, is pleased to
announce today that at its Board
of Directors meeting held Friday,
March 31, the Board declared a
quarterly dividend of $0.25 per
share payable to stockholders of
record as of June 30, with pay-
ment expected on or about July
15. Chairman John Alexander
said, "This dividend is the contin-
uation of the payment of regular
quarterly dividends which the
Alico Board approved at its
annual meeting earlier this year."
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness


company operating in Central
and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 136,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. Alico is
involved in various operations
and activities including citrus
fruit production, cattle ranching,
sugarcane, sod production, and
forestry. Alico also leases land
for farming, cattle grazing, recre-
ation and oil exploration. Alico
intends to grow its asset values
and earnings through enhance-
ments to its agricultural busi-
nesses and proactive manage-
ment of its real estate holdings.


Marketing programs increase agricultural sales by over $1 billion


TALLAHASSEE Marketing
programs conducted by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services have increased
sales of Florida-grown products by
more than $1 billion during the past
fouryears.
"In partnership with Florida's
agricultural producers, our depart-
ment has drastically expanded the
scope of marketing promotions
throughout the United States and
abroad," That's good news for our
state's economic health and for our
growers."
Mr. Bronson's Division of Mar-
keting and Development continual-
ly conducts trade missions and
events to develop and enhance


business relationships that benefit
Florida agricultural producers. In
addition to these ongoing initiatives,
the division has also dramatically
expanded its premier annual pro-
duce marketing campaigns that
promote fresh Florida fruits and veg-
etables harvested during the winter
and spring months when Florida is
the dominant U.S. supplier.
These campaigns with
names such as "Northern Expo-
sure" I and II, "Greetings From Your
Florida Farmer," "PowerGrid," and
"Storming Across North America"
capitalize on the division's partner-
ships with produce buyers for large
grocery chains throughout the
United States and Canada. Partici-


pating chains increase their orders
of Florida produce and include the
"Fresh from Florida" logo in their
advertising, ultimately leading to
increased sales.
Mr. Bronson said that the billion-
dollar increase in sales has helped
fuel impressive growth throughout
Florida's entire agriculture industry.
He cited a recently released report
by the University of Florida's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences that shows the agriculture
and natural resource industries'
overall impact on the state's econo-
my grew from $62 billion in 2000 to
$87.6 billion in 2003. The UF report
also shows that direct employment
by the agriculture and natural


resource industries rose 15 percent
from 338,253 jobs to 388,916 jobs,
while the total employment
impacts grew by 16.7 percent from
648,550 jobs to 756,993 jobs.
Mr. Bronson's Division of Mar-
keting and Development routinely
partners with government agen-
cies, grower associations and agri-
cultural companies to help
finance the division's marketing
initiatives and promotions
through funding assistance and in-
kind contributions.
Major partners include: Florida
Farm Bureau, Florida Tomato Com-
mittee, Florida Strawberry Associa-
tion, Florida Department of Citrus,
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Associa-


tion, Florida Watermelon Associa-
tion, Florida Forestry Association,
Noble Tangerines, SealdSweet Cor-
poration, U.S. Department of Agri-
culture, and U.S. Livestock and
Genetics Export Inc.
From fiscal year 2001 though
2005, the division received $2.46
million in outside funding and $3.8
million in in-kind contributions
from partners. During the same
period, the division's marketing ini-
tiatives generated $1.13 billion in
sales and 34.7 billion consumer
impressions. In addition, retailers
provided $19.4 million in free
advertising to promote the "Fresh
from Florida" logo and Florida-
grown products.


The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services is
mandated to provide professional
marketing services to Florida's agri-
cultural community through its
Division of Marketing and Develop-
ment. These marketing promo-
tions are part of the ongoing "Fresh
from Florida" campaign, an identi-
fication and promotional program
designed to boost the image of
Florida agriculture and increase
sales by helping consumers to
identify Florida-grown agricultural
products at retail stores.
The "Fresh from Florida" cam-
paign also helps increase public
awareness of the importance of
Florida's agriculture industry.


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Eleanor Roosevelt visited Belle Glade Day Care Center


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
This material was sent to
Independent Newspapers of
Florida by Nellie Ruth Woodruff
of Belle Glade. When we spoke
to Ms. Woodruff, she told us that
when the Belle Glade Library
was remodeled, many of the
boxes of historical materials
found were stored by Ruth Irv-
ing, also of Belle Glade. The
story of the Belle Glade Commu-
nity Center, Inc. and the good
done by so many citizens is told
here. According to information
received from Peggy Frisch of
Belle Glade, Hap and Ruth Grig-
gs, now of Goshen, Ind. actually
wrote this account.
The account was written
from scrapbook reports filed in
the Belle Glade Library and from
interviews with people who
worked on the project. Anyone
who remembers more about the
day care center, please let us
know.
The account continues:
A meeting of the Belle Glade
Community Center, Inc. on Oct.
23, 1939 revealed that due to
enthusiasm of the community at
large, it would be possible to
operate the nursery for another
year. The Late A.E. Kirchman,
mayor, became president of the
organization and among the offi-
cers held over from the previous
year were Mrs. Marie Bregger
and Luther Jones.
Ralph Freeman was again
selected as business manager.
F.D. Stevens had charge of
equipment and building. Mrs.
Barbara Blakely, the registered
nurse who had worked the year
before in the nursery was sent
by the Home Missions as head
worker. The staff was composed
of seven people and they
worked under provisions of one


of President Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt's programs, the W.P.A.
(Works Progress Administra-
tion).
The American Legion again
responded generously when no
other place large enough could
be found to house the nursery.
The hall was given rent free at
considerable sacrifice to the
Legion's program of activities
and income through rentals. The
Legion Hall at that time was
located on SE Avenue E, a block
east of Main Street.
The various committees of
the Belle Glade Community Cen-
ter, Inc. went to work and soon
the Legion Hall was ready to
start operating again as a nurs-
ery. The hall was arranged so
that it had a fenced-in playroom
with a high partition marking off
the sleeping quarters. The
babies' room was a small, sepa-
rate room off the playroom. The
stage served as kitchen and din-
ing room. There was a room on
the opposite side of the building,
which served as laundry and
storage room. Every day was
wash day. The laundry tubs
were used for bathing the chil-
dren as well. A large, circulating
kerosene stove was used to heat
the building. Boxes were used
by the children for chairs. A
refrigerator was donated by a
local dealer. A secondhand five
burner kerosene stove with an
oven was used to prepare the
children's meals. Clothing was
furnished to the children during
their stay in the nursery.
The nursery opened on Nov.
6, 1939 and closed on June 2,
1940. A total of 70 children were
registered during the year with
an average attendance of about
35. The nursery operated contin-
uously after the first week for 24
hours a day, seven days a week,


except for one week during the
Christmas holidays. The last of
January brought a disastrous
freeze to the Glades and finan-
cial help was needed to keep the
nursery operating. An appeal
was made to the citizens and
church groups in West Palm
Beach and through their help,
the nursery was able to remain
open during this trying period.
The nursery staff worked to
create a home-like atmosphere
for the children since many of
the little ones did not see their
parents for weeks at a time. The
staff wanted each child to feel
like part of a big family and
many experiences were given to
the children with this in mind.
Birthdays and holidays were
observed with a special dessert
at dinner, such as cake of home-
made ice cream. The children
had many enriching experiences
such as nature walks, regular
attendance at the Community
Sunday School, a trip to the local
fair where they were treated to
ice-cream cones and rides on
the merry-go-round. There was
a grand Christmas party with a
tree, toys, fruits and candy for all
the children and their older
brothers and sisters, as well.
There were Easter baskets and
eggs at Easter. These treats were
given to the children in addition
to their well-supervised sched-
ule of daily activities, balanced
meals and the excellent health
care they received. Parents paid
25 cents a day for the nursery
care of each child.
The staff had to meet many
problems. Mrs. Vivian Arnette,
who worked one night a week to
relieve Mrs. Jettie Thigpen, the
regular night worker, recalls one
bitterly cold night when the
heater started smoking and
stopped heating. Mrs. Arnette


called Mr. Freeman who was the
troubleshooter, as well as the
business manager. He came at
once and got the stove to work
and the next day it was taken out
and put into good condition.
The children and babies slept
snug and warm, under their
blankets all night and not one
awoke.
Many boxes of needed sup-
plies were received and a most
imposing list of visitors from
near and far came to visit the
nursery. The Council of Women
of New York City sent a photog-
rapher to make a film about the
nursery program and the work
done by the parents of the chil-
dren. The congregational
Church Board sent a staff mem-
ber to take pictures and compile
a report. The film and pictures
were widely circulated to show
what a small community could
do to meet the needs of the
babies and young children of
agricultural migrants.
The country's first lady, Mrs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt made a
visit to the nursery on April 24,
1940. She was greatly impressed
and showed deep interest in the
work being done for migrant
children.
"This project is a splendid
example of community cooper-
ation and spirit," she declared.
The migrant camps were in
the process of being built by the
government. Mrs. Roosevelt,
always humanitarian in her
interests, toured the camps with
government officials. She was
advised that since the camps
and packinghouses were a dis-
tance from the Legion Hall
where the day care center was,
many people had been unable
to keep their children in the
nursery.
Assurance was promptly


forthcoming that nursery build-
ings would be added to the
camps and would be ready by
the fall of 1940.
The promise was kept and by
the next season of 1940-41,
Osceola Camp had a nursery
building designed and built to
foster the care and well being of
infants and young children.
Nurseries were also built in
Okeechobee and the other
camps in the Glades area.
Osceola nursery continued in
operation into the 1960s. Okee-
chobee also kept its nursery
open. The other nurseries oper-
ated through the World War II
years and later. Head Start began
in the area in 1965, Wee Care
was organized by Sarah Creech
and concerned citizens and con-
tinues today.
The Belle Glade Community
Center had met its goal of caring
for underprivileged children
when there was no other agency
to do so. The nurseries in the
labor camps were a direct out-
growth of their project. The citi-
zens of Belle Glade have every
right to be proud of their pio-
neering achievement.
However, the story doesn't
end there. The Belle Glade Com-
munity Center's board of direc-
tors found that $1,200 remained
in the treasury after all bills were
paid. Several years later, the
money was turned over to the
Lions community Swimming
pool fund to give impetus to still
another fine project. Two pools
were built. One is still in opera-
tion.
Editor's Note: Is the pool in
operation today? That was a
handwritten addition to the
typed text. Please call or write if
you have any information. Or
you can e-mail to:
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GAINESVILLE While some
agricultural producers are facing
tough times, Florida alligator
farmers are cashing in on reptile
chic the growing worldwide
demand for alligator skins on
everything from belts and boots
to $10,000 designer handbags.
"The market for high-end alli-
gator leather products is very
strong right now, and farmers
are getting top dollar for their
gator skins," said Perran Ross, a
wildlife ecologist with the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Florida alligator farming has
had its ups and downs in recent
years, but it's definitely a good
time for those who are already
established in the business."
He said Louisiana is the
nation's leading producer, har-
vesting about 300,000 alligators
every year compared to 60,000
in Florida, but Hurricanes Katri-
na and Rita damaged alligator
egg production in Louisiana. As
a result, luxury-goods manufac-
turers in the United States and
Europe need to secure future
supplies of alligator skins, which
is helping Florida farmers who
can provide high quality prod-
ucts.
He said the value of finished
alligator skin products may be
anywhere from five to ten times
the raw-product value.
Allen Register, owner of
Gatorama in Palmdale, Fla., one
of 60 licensed alligator farms in
the state, said prices for alligator
bellies range from $40 to $50 per
foot, which is up by almost 50
percent from a few years ago.
He said that belly skins are more
valuable because they are soft
and flat, compared to horn-back
skins that have bumpy ridges


and are often used in western-
wear market."
Like other Florida alligator
farmers, Register harvests gators
when they reach four or five feet
in length, which requires about
two years of growth. He said
Louisiana farmers typically har-
vest three- or four-foot long alli-
gators after one year to save on
the space needed to raise such
large numbers.
"In the past, buyers have
been a lot more fussy about
scars and scratches on hides,
but we are seeing less emphasis
on those imperfections, proba-
bly because of the increased
demand from U.S. and foreign
luxury-goods manufacturers,"
he said. "After some slow times
during the past eight or nine
years, the market is definitely on
the upswing."
In addition to the strong inter-
national demand for alligator
hides, the domestic appetite for
alligator meat is growing, com-
manding prices of $4.50 to $4.75
per pound at the wholesale level
and $7.50 to $10 per pound at
retail, Register said.
Christy Plott Redd, marketing
director for American Tanning
and Leather Company in Griffin,
Ga., buys skins from producers
all over the world but prefers
American alligator skins
because of their high quality.
"Florida is key to our busi-
ness because we need those
grade-one skins to sell to hand-
bag manufacturers and fashion
designers," she said. "As the
demand for better quality, faster
delivery and larger sizes contin-
ues to grow, the farmers in Flori-
da will play a bigger role in the
luxury market."
She said some skins are com-


mercially harvested, while oth-
ers are taken in cooperation
with a state's nuisance alligator
program. "From our experience,
the percentage of grade-one
skins or handbag-quality skins -
is about 8 percent from those
taken from the wild. That num-
ber jumps to 90 percent or more
when we buy farm-raised
skins."
Redd said there will always
be a demand for good quality
skins, and farmers who are good
can stay in business during diffi-
cult times. "We have all seen the
hard times in this business, and
it's not pretty," she said. "It's sad
to see people who've been
around for years and years sud-
denly go out of business, but it
happens in every industry."
She said farmers should
focus on growing the best alliga-
tors they can rather than grow-
ing the most alligators they can.
"When demand slacks off,
that's when we start getting
more picky," Redd said. "We
can always sell good skins, but
we can hardly give the poor
ones away. In this industry, we
need more research on how to
grow the best quality skins."
Ross, an alligator and croco-
dile expert in UF's wildlife ecolo-
gy and conservation depart-
ment, said alligator farming has
about a $25 million impact on
Florida's economy. He said it is
not a "get rich quick scheme"
but one that requires large capi-
tal investments over a three- or
four-year period when little or
no income is being generated.
To protect this renewable
resource in Florida, alligator
farms are licensed and regulated
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.


He said the vast majority of
alligator skins are produced
from eggs purchased and col-
lected from wild alligators in the
state.
"These eggs are hatched and
raised in farms to produce a fast
growing and better quality prod-
uct," he said. "Therefore, there
is a direct link between these
valuable reptiles and maintain-
ing wetland habitats for them."
Ross said the commercial
harvest of alligators actually
helps conserve the species and
their habitats because the eco-
nomic incentives from egg pro-
duction and legal harvesting
encourage landowners to main-
tain wetlands. In addition,
license fees from the program
help support research, monitor-
ing and wildlife management
programs that conserve alliga-
tors.
"In other words, alligators
pay their own way for their con-
servation," he said. "Florida has
a model program that is emulat-
ed all over the world for manag-
ing alligators and their habitat
for sustainable economic gain."
Another advantage of alliga-
tor farming is that farmers can
produce high-value products
year-round for national and
international markets, he said.
"Alligator farms do not require
large tracts of land or water, and
farm operations do not have
adverse effects on the environ-
ment. Land that may have been
a nonproductive or marginal
wetland can be used for alligator
farming," he said.
Alligator farming is also an
efficient way to utilize meat and
meat products that are not suit-
able for human consumption.
Aged or freezer-burned meat,


unused fish from commercial whose hides are similar to alliga-
trawlers and offal from poultry tor skins, are making a come-
processing plants are good back in South Florida, but these
sources of food for farms, Ross endangered reptiles cannot be
said. harvested or raised commercial-
He said American crocodiles, ly in the United States.



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nopy, with shrubs, grasses arid for birds. You also may be killing
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aw birds, allow the grasses Reduce the mowed lawn
id flowers to go to seed on areas around your house. By
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izard, leave dead trees in place. species you will create shelter
any birds use snags for perch- and food for many animal
g, nesting and feeding. species.
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can be reached by calling the
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has the following positions available:
Please call 561-993-4481 to come & fill application
or fax resume to 561-993-4006, or email to
kengle@gocpg.org.
Youth Program Assistant: Full-Time
A.S. degree in related field with one year's experience working
in youth programming or HS Diploma with 3 years exp. Famil-
iar with community resources. Good communication skills.
Able to drive company van (CDL preferred) on agency's vehicle
insurance policy. Able to work flexible work hrs poss. even-
ings and weekends. Basic comp. exp. Able to prepare and im-
plement activities with Middle School students, and maintain
effective working relationships.
YEA Instructor(part-time)
High school diploma or equivalent. Child Development Asso-
ciate credential (CDA) exp. Working with children. Able to work
flexible work hours (between 1-6pm) and poss. Evening and
weekends. Able to prepare and implement activities with ele-
mentary age students, and maintain effective work relationship
with students and staff. Bilingual preferred:
Summer Camp Instructors (several positions available)
Full-time June/July
High School diploma or equivalent. Exp. Working with children.
40- hour child care certificate. Ability to prepare and implement
activities with elementary age students, and maintain effective
work relationship with students and staff.
Bus driver
Must have a valid CDL license, and good driving record. Able
to work flexible hours when needed. Summer field trips, up to
35 hours per week. Prefer exp. with children.
Evening Adult Instructors':
English to Speakers of Other Languages



MACHINIST
FT/PT Min. 5 yrs exp. Competent with mills, lathes
and reading blue prints. Exp. With pumps a plus.

WELDER/FABRICATOR
FT Min 5 yrs exp. Must be certified. Exp.
with pumps a plus.
Excellent Pay with experience + Benefits.
Pelican Pumps 800-329-5577.
Fax resume 561-924-8058 or
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IMMEDIATE HIRING:
FORM CARPENTERS
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Top Pay based on experience.
50 hr/week.
Everglades Construction Project
25 miles South of Clewiston
down Evercane Road, 15 miles North of 1-75.
Call 561-993-3333


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Professional Supervisor
Clewiston, FL -
Assists with the management of physical, fiscal, and human
resources of a remote regional field facility. Supervises water
resource operations and maintenance program efforts includ-
ing coordination, implementation, tracking and communication
of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones
and schedules. Documents, reports, budgets, and integrates
with other District activities, on one or more field operations
activities such as vegetation management, structure mainte-
nance, canal levee maintenance, water management construc-
tion, storm water treatment area maintenance, and pumping
operations. Provides technical and programmatic coordination
and interaction with other District units, government agencies
and the public. May be required to provide work support before
during and after major storm events and emergency situations,
such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies. Bachelors
degree in engineering or related field and licenses/certifications
that are appropriate for their major field of study. (NOTE: De-
gree necessary to properly prepare incumbent in the technical
elements of the position. The degree may be waived in those
unusual circumstances where experience clearly demonstrates
that the individual can perform at the required level of technical
skills.) Seven years experience in the operation/maintenance of
water management works including increasingly responsible
experience in construction/maintenance/operation of which at
least three years is supervisory experience. Valid Florida drivers
license. Valid certifications and licenses corresponding to pro-
gram areas preferred. Job Reference #206180.
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE


MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.

We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440




The GEO Group, Inc.

LPN'S NEEDED

The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized
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South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
April 5, 2006
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM (SHIP)
ADMINISTRATOR/COORDINATOR
SALARY RANGE: $25,000 $27,000 -Depending of Qualifica-
tions.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIRE-
MENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Applicant must be a self-starter and program
directed. Applicant will be required to attend local and state
meetings and run the SHIP Office. Applicant must track and
work financial and legal data. Applicant must be able to devel-
op, monitor and oversee contracts. Applicant will be required
to work with confidential, personal information. Applicant will
be required to work with lending and state agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
excellent computer skills and b le of operating office
machines and be knowledgeable in Microsoft Works, Word and
Excel. Applicant must present a neat and well-mannered ap-
pearance and possess excellent writing and communication
skills. Excellent recordkeeping is essential. Knowledge of mort-
gage closings and HUD statements are considered a plus.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent and a valid Flodrida Drivers License with an acceptable driv-
ing record.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Courthouse
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., 5 days per week
CLOSING DATE: May 1,2006 at 5:00 p.m.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
RO. Box 1018
Moore Haven, Fl33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non smoking workplace


Administrative Assistant-Staff
Clewiston, FL -
Performs a full range of administrative and clerical duties that
are moderately complex. Work is performed under general su-
pervision. Demonstrates time management skills, multi-task-
ing, attention to detail, software expertise in word processing,
spreadsheet, database, presentation software, email, calendar-
ing and internet. Uses multiple software packages to prepare
equations, tables, charts, spreadsheets, memos, reports and
other material requiring accuracy and speed. Provides basic
day-to-day support and coordination such as keyboarding, fil-
ing, filing system design and maintenance, calendaring, coordi-
nation of events and activities, mail distribution, reviewing
incoming publications, correspondence, maintenance of data-
bases, receiving and greeting visitors, ordering supplies, mak-
ing travel arrangements, preparing general correspondence,
etc. Typically has High School Diploma that is business/office
related and 2 4 years experience in an administrative related
function. Job Reference #206181.
Please visit our website for more Information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
RO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE


COMMUNITY ACTION SPECIALIST (South Bay;
must travel to Pahokee as needed), $11.37/hr.
Provides direct services and referrals to low-in-
come families. Assists clients in developing long-
term solutions and enters their applications into a
database. AS/AA Psychology/Sociology, Social
Work or related field; 6 months of experience
working with the economically disadvantaged (or
unrelated AS/AA--60 semester/90-quarter hours
college--and 1 yr. related exp.; HS/equivalent and
3 yrs. Preference for exp.: Working with local
community resources/a database. Also desirable:
Bilingual (English/Spanish/Creole). Visit
www.pbcgov.com for detailed job description and
employment application. Submit appl./resume
with any Vet. Pref. doc. for receipt by 5 pm
4/28/06 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S.; Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. Fax 561-616-6893.
EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


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* VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR (WEB-DESIGN)
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* CLASSIFICATION CLERK

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471


Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

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exp. necessary.
Phone 863-902-3079 orFax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 Days On/4 Off One Week
4 Days On/3 Off The Next Week
Days 7 am-7 pm
RNs $24-$28/hour LPNs $18-$22/hour
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 Nights On/4 Off One Week
4 Nights On/3 Off The Next Week
Nights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour + $2/hour night differential
Excellent Salary and Benefits
Mileage Paid to and from Work for out
of Glades Area Employees
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
E-Mail Resume to:
fhennessy@floridacare.net
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer
I
Lykes Bros., Inc. Ranch Division
Has the following positions available:
Ranch Hand
Must have own tack and saddle,
experience helpful.
Equipment Operator:
Applicants must have one (1) year prior
experience with farm equipment and
a valid Florida driver's license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 2pm
at North Island Ranch-
15440 N. Island Rd./ Hwy 29, Palmdale, FI.
Lykes offers competitive wages,
benefit package and paid holidays.
Affirmative Action Employer, Drug Free Work Place,
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V


CITY OF CLEWISTON
GROUNDSKEEPER/
RECREATION ATTENDANT

High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Flori-
da Drivers License required. Essential duties in-
clude mowing and trimming, clean grounds, spray
trees and shrubs, small scale landscaping opera-
tions, set up & take down recreational facilities.
applications and job description available at Hu-
man Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave., Cle-
wiston, FL. Open till filled. EOE.DFWP


IMMEDIATE HIRING:

&JESEL MECHANIC, WELDER,
& OFFROAD DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS.
Top Pay based on experience.
50 hr./week.
Everglades Construction Project
25 miles South of Clewiston
down Evercane Road, 15 miles North of 1-75.

Call 561-993-3333


IMMEDIATE OPENING

FOR CDL CLASS A

OWNER/OPERATORS


Competitive Contract

Excellent Benefits Available


CLASS A OR B

COMPANY DRIVERS


Competitive Pay

Medical Insurance

401K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations


FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL (863)763-2158
ASK FOR CHARLES


STAFF ASSISTANT
Executive Secretaries &
Administrative Assistants L2
(#64082771)

Handles administrative functions of the Ryan
White Title IIIl Program at Hendry County Health
Department in LaBelle; must have good
secretarial & computer skills; ability to travel
& flex work schedule when needed; Bilingual
English & Spanish helpful; Background
screening/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133
for more details


MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

Join our maintenance team! General maintenance
of a 120 bed nursing home & 40 unit apartment
complex. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, car-
pentry and A/C required. Must be "on call" every
third week. Prior experience in similar position.
HS diploma or GED required. Excellent salary and
benefits. Mileage paid to and from work for out-of-
town employees.
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561 or fax
resume to 561-924-9466
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer


CITY OF CLEWISTON
DISPATCHER -
POLICE DEPARTMENT

High School Diploma or GED required.
Dispatcher duties include receiving com-
plaints & dispatch police, animal control
and/or fire units. Maintain various logs
and reports; provide assistance in records
as necessary. Experience preferred but
will train. Position requires shift work
and working on holidays. Applications
and job description available at Human
Resource Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave.,
Clewiston, FL. Open till filled.
EOE.DFWP

CITY OF CLEWISTON
UTILITY DEPARTMENT GROUNDMAN

High school diploma or GED required. Pro-
vides functional support for constructing and
maintaining electric distribution system.
[Must have valid Florida Driver's License and
good driving record and be able to obtain a
Class.B CDL within 90 days. Applications
and job description available at Human Re-
source Dept., 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewis-
ton, FL. Open till filled. EOE/DFWP


Everglades Farm Equipment Co.,
in Belle Glade -
is now hiring Stockroom Personnel and
Parts Counter Personnel.
Stockroom Personnel: will be responsible for loading and
unloading trucks, stocking shelves, pulling parts and cleaning.
Parts Counter Personnel: will be responsible for looking up
parts on the computer, pulling and billing parts and other
miscellaneous tasks.
You can apply in person
or fax your application: (561)996-4229


FAMILY HOME CARE
RN OPPORTUNITIES:
Directory of Nursing
Clinical/Management
Experiences.
Field Staff RN: FT/PT
Benefits Package.
Sign on Bonus.
Fax resume:
(863)983-9883
Tel.: (863)983-3700
License #299991018


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managers for multiple club,
college and restaurant opera-
tions in Mississippi and Flori-
da. Jumpstart your
Foodservice Mgmt. career.
Competitive sal & benefits,
plus free stay at company-
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Fax: (601)939-5685, or mail:
MMI HR Dept., 1000 Red
Fern Place, Flowood, MS
39232. EOE, ADA, drug-free
workplace employer.

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Labelle Company needs Warehouse Supervisor
The Dumont Company seeks a successful candidate with at
least 2 years of supervisory experience, good administrative
skills, solid leadership skills and holding a current CDL "B" with
Hazmat endorsement. The candidate will be responsible for
supervising a warehouse, organizing shipping papers,
controlling the inventory and supervising the activities of the
drivers. They will also be required to act as the back up driver
when necessary. It is important that the candidate be a hands
on team player. We are a small company where the Supervis-
or wears many hats and must be .'i.i,, i,, 'do whatever is nec-
essary to support the effort. We offer an exciting opportunity
with good starting wages, a comprehensive, benefits package
(including Health care, 401K with company matching, Life
and Disability insurance and a Profit Sharing plan).
If you are ambitious, and are looking for a job with a future,
please Fax your resume today to 800-524-9315.

TRUCK DRIVER
Helena Chemical Company, a national agricultural-chemical
company, has an immediate opening for an experienced truck
driver with a Class B License. This position will make deliver-
ies, load and unload product, utilize a forklift, and perform gen-
eral warehouse duties. Requires high School diploma or
equivalent, CDL with HAZMAT endorsement, and the ability to
operate a forklift. We offer an excellent working environment
and outstanding compensation and benefits package.
For consideration, please apply in person:
Helena Chemical Company
1336 NW. AVENUE L
BELLE GLADE, FL 33430
Pre-employment drug screen required.
EOE M/F/V/H


EVERGLADES FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
Now accepting applications
for:
F/T LOAN INTERVIEWER
Must have excellent Com-
munication skills, previous
experience in Loans pre-
ferred, Proficient in Word
and Excel. Bi-Lingual a+.
May apply in person, Mail
resume to 1099 W. Ventu-
ra Ave., Clewiston, FI
33440, Attn: Marta or
email resume to:
morales2(earthlink.net.
P/T TELLER/FLOATER
Must have excellent commu-
nication skills, cash han-
dling experience preferred.
Bi-Lingual a+. Must be 18
yrs of age and have a High
School Diploma or equiva-
lent. May apply in person,
mail resume to 1099 W.
Ventura Ave, Clewiston, FL
33440 Attn: Brandy or
email resume to:
bulifantbcearthlink.net

Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
INGlll First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Structu-
ral Fitters, Structural Weld-
ers. Work in FL, AL Over
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$23./hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phone:
251)433-1270 Fax:
251)433-0018.
IMMEDIATE
AP CLERK
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preferred. DFWP fax resume
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HEALTHCARE
Exciting Career
Opportunities
Await You At
Glades General
Hospital...
NURSING
OPPORTUNITIES:
Generous New Salary Structure
* RN CHARGE NURSE
FT, Med/Surg pt care skills,
1-2 yrs. exp in acute hospital.
Leadership exp. preferred.
* SHIFT SUPERVISORS
10 & 12 HR. SHIFTS
FTR Prev. exp in supervision, ER
& Critical Care. Leadership
abilities & be a real team player.
* RUN'S -12 HR. SHIFTS
Med/Surg- Nights
ER Nights
L&D Days/Nights
OR Days
* CNA'S
PRN, Must be currently certified,
one yr. exp. in acute care, exc.
customer service skills.
* MONITOR TECH
FT, Must be CNA, 1-2 yrs. exp
w/basic EKG interpretation skills
and Unit Secretary exp.
ALLIED HEALTH
OPPORTUNITIES:
* INFECTION CONTROL NURSE
FT, Current FL Lic. RN or LPN with
5+ yrs. exp. in health related field,
pref. infection control. Excel/Word
computer skills. Ability to commu-
nicate w/staff & agencies.
HUMAN RESOURCE RECRUITER
PT, Great people skills, 2-4 yrs.
healthcare recruiting exp. pref.
Computer literate, Word/Excel.
Assist in recruiting for admin. &
mgmt. positions.
* PAYROLL SPECIALIST
FT, Min. 2 yrs. acctg. exp. Will be
processing payroll on a bi-weekly
basis and work on payroll reports
/taxes & other A/P duties as assi-
gned. Excel prof./HMS exp. pref.
* COLLECTOR
FT, Min. 2 yrs. hospital exp. pref.,
exc. customer service/computer
skills. Bilingual req. Knowledge of
third party collections and HMO.
* MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
F, Must have 1-2 years exp. in
interior/exterior renovation.
Knowledge of electrical, carpen-
try, masonry, painting, plumbing
and tile setting.,Cert a plus.
* MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
PT, Flexible his. Current FL Lic. in
4-5 lab areas as an MT or MLT.
Pref. hospital/lab exp.
* PHLEBOTOMIST
PRN, Flexible hrs., Previous
phlebotomy exp. in hospital/
physician office preferred
* RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
PRN, New Grads welcome! Must
have CRTT, ACLS, NRP & BLS.
Ability to work all areas, Neonate
thru Adult & ventilator. RRT pref.
* RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
PRN, Must have a current FL Lie.
& ARRT.
Competitive Salary
& Excellent Benefits Pkg.
Fax Resume to:
561-993-5627
DFWP/EOE/M/F
U a1201 S. Main st
Belle Glade, FL
(561) 996-6571
Ext. 222
Fax: (561) 993-5627

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pany has a position in our
small company that requires
a driver with minimum of a
CDL "B" with Hazmat en-
dorsement. We offer good
starting wages, benefits and
a secure future. If you are
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NEEDED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Experience preferred
but not required.
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
resume to: 205 South Gloria
St. Clewiston, FL 33440
NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Experi-
ence Needed!
(800)584-1775 Ref #P4901
SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
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ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
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F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0099 x103
www.bilingualsinc.com.
WRITERS AND
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The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
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should email resume, writing
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FAMILY
DEVELOPMENT
COORDINATOR
The Glades
Position #177-3171

Comprehensive Services
seeks professionals to pro-
vide behavioral health ser-
vices to young children and
families in community set-
tings. Bachelor's degree
(Master's preferred) in be-
havioral health related field,
strong technical and plan-
ning skills, and be able to
function in a collaborative
setting. Three years or more
clinical work exp. preferably
with young children and
families. Min. salary:
$33,270/yr.
Candidates must pass FDLE
and local background
checks. All applications &
resumes must be received
by 5 PM 4/28/06. Send re-
sume to:
HCDPBC /
324 Datura St #401
WPB, FL 33401
Fax(561)671-4670
E-Mail to:
Emplovment@hcdpbc.ora.
The Health Care District of
Palm Beach County is an
EOE, M//F//V

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ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:
inipayroll@newszap.com.

PART-TIME HELP NEEDED
Flagers/Check-ln
20 hrs per. week. $8.00 per hr
Seniors Welcome
No Benefits. Call:
Seminole Tribe Motocross
863-983-1908 or 1894


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CRISIS SUPPORT SCREENER
Needed to perform preliminary assessment
for triage of Glades residents seeking or in need
of behavioral health services. Requires a
bachelors degree in psychology, social work
or related field or must be a registered nurse.
Also requires 2 yrs. of experience working
with co-occurring disorders.

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER
Needed to work with Glades residents
with serious emotional disturbances.
Requires bachelor's degrc I, social work,
psychology, counseling or related field plus
1 yr. experience working with adults with
serious emotional disturbances.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to (561)514-1987. You may e-mail
your resume to bsears@oakwoodcenter.org

MOBILE CRISIS SCREENER II
Masters level graduate needed to perform crisis
intervention work with Glades area residents
as a part of a mobile crisis unit. The position
requires the use of assessment, diagnostic, and
evaluation skills. You will have the opportunity
to meet and work with various agencies in the
social work field. Competitive salary and ,
excellent benefits. Fax resume to
(561)514-1987. You may e-mail your resume
to edubose@oakwoodcenter.org

Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Glades Services
149 SE Avenue D
Belle Glade, FL 33430
EOE: M/F/D/V



LICENSED PRACTICAL
40 NURSE
Licensed Practical and
Licensed Vocational Nurses L3
#64082922
LPN Position to work primary care
clinics Glades County Health Department in
Moore Haven; clinic & computer experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish a plus;
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or

Call Alina @ 863-946-0707x 208
for more details.




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teach a wide variety of courses during day and evening
hours at all campus locations beginning Summer A (May
2006), Summer B (June 2006) and Fall Term (August
2006). To learn more, please attend our:

Adjunct Faculty Job Fair
on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 from 4:00-8:30 p.m.
at the Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium
Palm Beach Community College
4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth


TEACHING DISCIPLINES


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The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should e-mail resume,
writing samples and referenc-
es to:
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Medical Services435



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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTU's, Works well, $130. or
will separate.
(863)612-0992
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian'
(100) .wooden, $75
863)467-1322


HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 141/2", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
$50, (863)675-2404 after
4:30pm
FREEZER, 5% cu. ft., frost
free, $75. (863)763-1884
REFRIGERATOR, GE, Side By
Side, 25 cu. ft. 3 years old.
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)675-1929
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
shelves, 18 mo old, $200
863)635-5826 Frostproof
SMALL FREEZER- Kenmore, 5
cu ft, $100 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked,
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 88 7627993, $250
(863)675-2392 LaBelle



BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $6200. 30x50
$9800. 40x80 $18,400. Ex-
tensive range of sizes and
models. Ends/accessories
optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



ALUM BEAMS-
1-9X2X13.5FT, 1
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up-
rights $150 (863)467-8830
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
$30. (863)763-8548.
GARAGE DOOR: 16x7, Clopay,
White Panel, Steel w/insula-
tion. Ready for installation.
$200 863-675-1139 lv msg.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick tu, n
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W
assembled walls & 4x8x10
roof panels. $800.
(772)579-1322 Okee.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16' (6)
ASKING $1000 for all
(863)302-1059
China,

DISHES: Leaf Pattern, 8 pc.
setting. $20. (863)635-0474


BASEBALL CARDS- Upper
Deck, 1992 over 3000 mint
cond., $45 (863)697-8547
M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES -
Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree
Boy, Just Resting (handle
broke) $225 (863)801-3344
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
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$800. (863) 467-7676 Iarm uppIes,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock Supplies 845
design. Hand made in Hong Lawn & Garden 850
Kong 24K, lO0yr old. $450 Livestock 855
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
M: = Flowers 865

BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand ime080
new. Never been used.
$39.99(863)467-1120 APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
a I OR (863)269-1316
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
CELL PHONE, Nokia: Hardly broke. Sweet disposition.
used w/manual. $50. $1000 or best offer.
(863)635-0474. (863)763-2379
DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used SADDLE- 13" All around, Used
very little. Like new $100. 4 times, out grown, Like new
(863)467-1110 $250. (863)261-1932


Empoyen


Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075 I
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON, 3br, 1ba, Wood
frame home on North side.
Wood firs. New bathroom The most important
$165,000. (863)228-4086
CLEWISTON, WOW, Water m i t f our d
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gig bag and electric hook up,

GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-

ORGAN- Galbransen Electron-
ic, $250 (863)946-3822


CHINCHILLAS 2 males, 2 fe-
Smales. $75 each.
(863)634-8118
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES,
GAKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/health certificates. 1 Female,
5 Males. $625. 863-674-0474
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50
(863)357-3026.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
development RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
$10. (863)675-4981 Labelle
ses area
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.


Resume and DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
NOWI For the NEW Kayak
C O Pool! The Above Ground
Pool with In-Ground Fea-
tures! Unique Opportunity.
mBeadi, ComunityCollege SAVE Up to $4,000. Call
(866)348-7560 FREE ESTI-
MATES! Financing.


COMPUTER SYSTEM Dell POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
Win XP + lots of programs table, great cond. Burgundy
& games. $175. felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
(863)843-0158 cess. $700. 634-2094
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top -
of the line Durabook. Military I0 I
spec's Modem, router, Lthr
case. $1399. 863-983-7751 DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12", in plexy
WEB TV- computer w/2 key- glass/wood box, 4 chrome
boards, $75 (863)902-0257 ports & blue light hit flash-
ers. $200 (863)634-7098.
I I PIONEER DEH-P6700MP, su-
per tuner car stereo, $150
BED SET: Qu. sz. Medium Pine (863)763-7036 or
Stain, Head/Ft. Board., Dresser (863)697-8906 Paul or Jen
w/mirror, night stand. Exc.
cond. $500 (863)983-5515 1i a
BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror, DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481 Model R15, Excellent condi.
tion. $55. (863)675-3944
CHAIR, Small, Upholstered FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
multi colored Swivel, Ideal FLAT SCREEN TAV32F475, 1 r old
for RV. $30\(863)467-8432 Model AV-32F475, 1 yr old,
orRV $30.(863)467-8432 perfect condition. $325 Must
COMPUTER DESK- New, Tall, Sell. (863)697-6077
$60. (863)763-0486 After TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote
6pm $200. neg. (863)634-9620
DINING TABLE Drop leaf sol- Okee area
id wood, circa 1950's. $100
(863) 467-7676
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
$175. 863-635-0843 or circular saw, recip. saw, 2
803-417-7959 batts, chrgr, & more. Like
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- new. $100 (863)467-0668
Bush, for 32" tv. Like new. GENERATOR Homelite LRX
$125. (863)697-6077 4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
FUTON BUNK BED, w/match- (863)763-5613
ing desk. Full sz bottom &
single sz on top. 8" mattress. HAMMERDRILL 1/2" Makita,
$225. (863)357-3863 w/case. $50 FIRM,
HEAD & FOOT BOARD, Twin,
Solid Wood. Very nice. $55 *
(863)675-3944 --/ -- 03
HEADBOARD w/Mattress / Box TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
spring, Full sz., White, dresser 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 17, 18, 19.
w/mirror, desk, chair & night Asking $100 for all, will sep.
stand. $400 863-983-5515 (863)634-3783
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690 ALUMINUM CLAMSHELL
UEEN ED- lihtwo Sa AWNINGS, will remove,
ly Post matt, dresser w/rmir- (863)824-2248 ask for Kurt
ror, chest, 2 nite stands SMALL GARDEN TILLER,
$1300 (863)763-9410 Used, 4 cyl. Preferred. Call
RECLINER- Barca Lounger, Bob (863)467-1046
Retail $900. Like new. Wood Wanted to Buy: Paper Money
arms & side. Light tan. and Old US Coins. Single
$200. (863)763-0582 coins, notes, accumulations,
entire collections. Littleton
RECLINER- Lazy Boy, Mauve. Coin Company Since 1945.
Like new. $60. Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
(763)763-0486 after 6pm coinbuy@littletoncoin.com.
SHELVING UNITS 2 match- Mention code B8K520.
ing, cream w/black bkgrd. WANTED- Used trailer for 20ft
5'x2', $100 for both. Pontoon boat, in good cond.
(863)674-0098. reasonably priced
SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- cream col- (863)697-2936
or, dark oakwood trim, good .
move, $125 (863)467-8112 u 1
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors, paid gI
$1500 sold $400
(954)448-8253
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Miscellaneous 815
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like Farm Produce 820
new, has leg extension, paid Farm Services
over $2000, will sell for Offered 825


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Estates
A secluded, private
ranch subdivision CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
offering beautiful Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
vistas of pristine 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
natural habitat.
your land as down payment. Financing

Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning available. 863-673-6417 or 561-721-5299
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- MRPH NO CAROLINA
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AY71i-ON MPAYMOP 772-468-8306 WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. WINTERS Affordable Homes
FREE CO INFORMATIONMOUNTAIN & Mountain Cabins Land
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PROPERTIES WITH SPEC- (L77)37OPEOR WI IT ROCA
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MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs ESTATE HOME, For Sale By MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee E R T I E S
MTlower deck & battery, n Owner, Caloosa Harbor Sub- Mountain GMAC Real Es- www.exitmurphy.com.
(863)763-4982 div., 3 Bdrm., 21/2 Ba., Privacy tate. www.cherokeemoun- NC- ASHEVILLE AREA HOME-
(863)Wooded 1 acre corner lot t a i nr e a It y. c o m SITES Gated community with
PUSH MOWER- Briggs & Heated pool w/waterfall. (800)841-5868 stunning mountain views.
Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se- $598,500. (863)674-1810 COASTAL GEORGIA. Land for Situated between 2 moun-
ries, $50 (863)675-2404 af- sale by owner. Private golf tains on over 4 miles of riv-
ter 4:30 pm. LOCATION: This house has it community designed by Fred erfront. 1 to 8 acres from the
RIDING MOWER, TORO, Myers, $461,900, dock Couples Davis Love. Ma- $60s. Custom owners'
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650 wsto na/Tennis/Pool/Fitness, lodge, riverwalk & more. Call
W Horse 44" cut, $650 w/boatlift, direct accessto Jeckyll/ St Simons Island (866)292-5762.
(863)612-1018 River and Gulf, 3br, 2ba, Solar $119,900 Call
RIDING MOWER- Yardman, heated pool, and much more (315)529-1277 NC Mountain Property for
42", with 15HP Kohler mtr, Call Al, Keller Williams World ( 5 Less! Breathtaking Blue
$225 (863)675-0548 Class Realtors (239)839-9368 FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu- Ridge Parkway, New River,
niities to own your own farm, Stone Mountain, Golf Cours-
IMONTURA RANCH, Beautiful ranch woodland or lakefront es and quaint shops of Spar-
1.25 ac on dead end street., homestead. Old Florida at its ta. www.scenicrealty.com
community w/club house & best! Still affordable! Call (877)372-7211 or
CALVES all kinds, healthy, pool $39,000. 786-553-5317 (866)352-2249 or 877)363-5550.
shots, wormed, will deliver, j.echevarria@yahoo.com www.fllandbargains.com.
$200 & up. Most reasonable NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on
priced healthy calves around!! ill|lqlllIlljl| |ij Lakefront and Lakeview Prop- mountain top in gated com-
Roping orders welcome erties Nestled in the hills of munity, view, trees, waterfall
(863)235-0829. MOORE HAVEN 33471 Tennessee on the shores of & large public lake nearby,
HOGS (3) domestic, ready to pristine Norris Lake. Call paved private access,
butcher $450 for all or will TOP LOCATION.- Lakeside Realty at $58,500 owner
separate. (863)467-6960. W D(423)626-5820 Or visit ( 86 6 7 8 9 -8535
Okeechobee Livestock -Will Divide www.lakesiderealty-tn.com www.NC77.com.
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every City block nextto court- LAKEFRONT LOG HOME, Nor Cai Cool mountain
Mon. 12pm & every house, government center, $99,900. New 2000 Sq.Ft. North Carolina Cool Mountain
Tues. 11am.763-3127 high school, 500 feet on US Log Home on Lake Cumber- Air, Views & Streams,
#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast land, KY Jamestown/Russell Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
Rentals Food, Law, Medical, Retail,. Springs Area. 1st Time FREE BROCHUREt
Realtor, Insurance, etc. Available April 22ndl (800)642-5333. Realty Of
lCall owner-Pat (800)770-9311, Ext.55. Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
calowei-PtMurphy, N.C. 28906.
SLarge Mtn. Land Bargains, www.realtyofmurphy.com.
TITI] 507TB High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to North Carolina Gated Lake-
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. front Community 1.5 acres
Apartments 905 Views, Streams. www.live- plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Business Places 910 iP ijp t00 inwv.com. Never before offered with
Commercial 20% pre-development dis-
Property 915 HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo, "Location, Location, Location" counts, 90% financing. Call
Condos.' Whitetail, Fallow-Guaranteed Time to Buy. INVESTORS & (800)709-5253.,
Townhouses Rent920 hunting license $5.00; Sea- BUILDERS, Great Buildable
Farm Property son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We Lots For Sale in one of Flori- Owner's Liquidation Sale by
Rent 925 have a No-Game-No Pay da's Fastest Growing Areas Sealed Bid New homes and
House Rent 930 policy. Book now! Days FortMyers. (888)558-0032 acreage homesites in the
Land Rent 935 (314)209-9800; Evenings LOOKING TO OWN LAND? BlueRidgeMountains of VA.
Resort Property (314)293-0610. vest in rural acreage Sold "AS IS", 30-day close.
Rent 5 throughout America; coastal Restrictive Covenant Com-
Roommate 950 mountain, waterfront proper- For details (800)42 27t
Rooms to Rent 955 ties..20 to 200 acres. FREE, or visit ww )4oneridge-2278
Storage Space monthly Special Land Re- s www.Stoneridge-
Rent 960 LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TN ports: www.land-want- mtn.com.
Waterfront, view & estate ed.com/sw. TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS-
a l I homesites. 1 to 40 acres Mountain Property! Interested Beautiful land with magnifi-
from the $40s. Situated in buying property in the Blue cent views, bluffs and creek
ORTONA Near river, Unfurn, around a 45,000 acre lake. Ridge Mountains-of NC? Call streams. Phase: Pre-devel-
3brA Na aer, AC, eat Just 90 min to Nashville. Active Realty today at opment. Owner financing
3br, 2ba, garage reAC, heat New building sites just re- 800-979-5556-or visit our available starting at $1k
Quet15 mins to La Belle leased. Call owner website atwww.ActiveReal- down. Call (931)946-2484
$950/mo, LsVsec (866)339-4966. tyNC.com. www.jdlrealty.com.
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a park, river & more, Moore Haven $320K 3/2, Yacht Club, Moore Haven, $152,375
Fully Landscaped Lot, 943 Yacht Club Cleared, Level Lot, .220 Acres,
Way. Moore Haven $30,000 Excellent Buy. 12605 Canopy Lane, Ortona, $38,000
GREAT BUY 2 M/H's on 1.165 acres, 86 Brand New Listing, Over 30 lots for sale,
Oleta Drive, Moore I laven, $86,500 Palmdale area, Call for further details.
NEW CBS HOME pond off living room HOME ON THE WATER, 2235 Riverside
* eracc CT, Moore Haven $168,375. Dr. Moore Haven, Beautiful 2/BR 1/BA,
Centrally located 3 lot special, Moore Have your morning coffee on your 8x32
Haven, $63 000 dock or watch the sunset on your front
MONTURA RANCHES 636 S Live Oak., porch, $300,000
1.25 Acre, Build your dream home here, US Highwa 2 5.91 acres, Zoned
$48,000 Commerical, $775,000 Owner Will
Waterfront Property 2nlR/2inA, RECENTLY Subdivide
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3BR, 1 1/2 BA and CBS -R, 5 ac. Ladeca $169,900 on
efficiency $131,000 2B /%& fi t3 CanopyLane
4BR, 3BA Del Monte 2BR, 1 BA $279,000 Montura 1.25 acre lots avail-
$295,00 2BR, 1 1/2 BA Condo (8) able. Call for Listings.
4BR, 2BA New Home $150K ACREAGE
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Walker J Smith Williams Montgomery
Lie Real Estate
/ Broker 863-983-3508 863-228-6867 863-697-0189
1A 863-677.1010 63 6e Hibl.s Esp.inal
CBS New Construction Only >6 4 avail- 1) Home Improvement Business! 1) Montura Ranch Estates 1) Muse 20 Acres
able. 3 bd/2 ba/1 garage Texas Ave., Established Home improvement business Larg l4, snrl _--q.ft- Absolutely Perfect for your
Harlem S/D 1673 sq ft. Special Loan and convenience store on 2.5 acres. Fully lAnI r V nrar dream home. 20 Fenced Acres
Pkges. LUTZ BUILDERS $151,300 Why buy equipped and permitted cafe ready to be on1 t rT" j near w/ pond. Lots of 10 year old
old when you can get Brand New? Price Is opened. Located near the Clubhouse in the club house on Hacienda. pines w/ some oaks. Priced
Now $159.9k Montura Ranch. All furniture, fixtures, equip- Needs some work but will not below recent sales. Will Go
ment and inventory included. Be your own last long at $199,900 MLS# Fast! Only $409,900.00
No Other Listing compares to this North boss!! Call for Glenn @ 677-1441 for more 200528863
Side on Avenidi -1.ta home, 2 information. MLS#- 200530488 2) US 27 5 Acres
car garage, TiI oui New alu- 2) Moore Haven 3 br/2 ba mobile home 2) Pionee LPJf action 2.5 Looking for the impossible?
minum roof, Hu Jter: Irrigation Oversize Living Room with Cathedral wooded aIlfI n Riviera. Opportunity seldom knocks
System, Move l Pr' : .ne Clean Ceilings. Large open kitchen and formal din- Li ted i 00 MLS# twice! 5 acres on US 27 on
Now Reduced $259,900 ing room. Large rear deck with built in bbq i a the Palm Beach/ Hendry
and gazebo. Must see at $124,900 MLS# 200604536 County line. Over 937 feet on
Custo.d, l:.:at 200540984 US 27 for easy access priced
ed i. nflr-.f ni fln -.5 3) Reduced!! 4 bedroom/2 bath-over 2400 3)Ridgdill Subdivision 2 right for a quick sale @ $275K
acre : l _' iji. eIur,- sq.ft-mobile home in Moore Haven. Home Water Front Mobile Home Don't let this one get away!
ful cC. .T"-' DI Owas new in 'OZL rVliAL-.rplan. Cathedral Lots available immediately!!
ceilings, large a .anJJ'f wa h island. Cleared and ready for your 3) Moore Haven River Gardens
Sweetwater Ave. This property has Beautiful home t ..' f .,quick .ale Must new home. Will not last long 7 Lots Available. New
many beautiful trees that include wild see@$129,900MLS#200521690 at $55,000 each!! Construction in Growing Area.
maple and oaks. Small man-made lake Build Your Dream Home Here!
hidden in thick trees & brush. There is an 4) Investment opportunity.! 13 Acres of
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres 74.9K an Producing Orane Grovell High and drywith The SMITH/WILLIAMS TEAM Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
abundant of wildlife 2.5 acres $74.9K irrigation from bordering canal. Additional As life long residents of thepond @$62K
acreage available. Call Glenn @ (863) 677- Clewiston, w know the arThatcher Blvd., near the river
Red r.1"41tf*ort'ra" *"oi t Clewiston, we know the area. @$68,000.00
.:.,. Ji .luarind Allow us to help you with any Thatcher Blvd., Lots 6 & 7 or 8
5) New Listing"l 3 br/2 ba mobile home ('05 real estate needs that you $58,500.00 each
Fleetwood) in Sunshine Lake Estates. 1 ;x 15 may have We MARKET prop- Thatcher Blvd., Lots 11 or 12,
Brand New CBS 3/2/1 Texas Ave. Harlem screen porch overlooking the lake. Open ayrties dail. W e MARKET prop- Thatcher Blvd., Lots 1 or 12,0K
S/D i160K kitchen with large pantry and breakfast bar. erties daily to over 6 million @$601.
Must see @$129,900 potential buyers. Call us 4) Montura Ranch Estates
today and get your FREE 125 N. Kennel $42,995.00.
Why buy old? When you can get brand 6) Montura Ranch 1.25 acres ready for your an get y EE 12735 S. Palm $49,000.00
new!2 New Construction homes built by new home. I can help you with the entire comparable market analysis 73530 S. hetland $5249,0500.00
Toby Lloyd Construction Co.Call for homebuilding process. Call meat677-1441 on your home or land. 7705. Shetland $4452,500.00
details, for details. 770 S. Shetland $44,900.00


g. Maribel Sam J.
S Gonzalez Walker

561-722-7347 863-677-1013
Se Habla Espanolw863
The Summer of '06 will be a fun-time Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell
with the sparkling pool that comes 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For Information or
with this 4BR, 2-bath set amidst flow- Appointment!
ering shrubs and colorful plantings in
enviable North Side of Clewiston. With Need a Building? We have a
its spacious rooms, bar area, and 12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
oversize lot you will vacation every Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
day for the price of an ordinary home:
$305,000.00 Country Living at its Best!
Home sits on 7.5 acres. Home is
MOO! There's room for a contented cow, completely made of 1 00% cedar.
pigs, goats, and t is 1.25 acres Separate building 10 ft. away
in Montura Ran ff'r DW.H is from home is CBS constructed
included. It r,.:, l- t.ut a place and trim matches the main
for living. A. aia' l faor .:r,l/ y ii.,, Ini.,:) house. Separate building could
Definitely Not Nice, In fact it's a 2 be use as an office or guest
Bd disaster! Fix It Up and it may just house. Call for more information!
be livable. Ar.f :an buy this
doublewide rria Jjl -n an Seminole 5 Acres on Highway 27 going @
Manor for n :, 8 M Ie -'than the lot $275K
valueat $39.9K Just Outside of Town!
The Great Escape Off a country lane Fleetwood Home on a beautiful Yi
in Montura Ranch Estates on 1.25 acre. The property has a 24x30
acres sits a doublewide mobile home shop with office listed at
on a corner lot with bedrooms 2 $164.9K Call for'an appointment
bath, There's a jacuzzi tub in master today!
bath and a fireplace in family room. It
can be your family's haven for just You Won't Want To Miss Out On
$152,000. A Deal Like This! 2003 4/2
Doublewide on 2.16 acres.
Why Pay high space rents when you Property features a second
can own the land with a 3BR, 2-bath mobile home, large steel build-
double-wide with room for a double ing and storage sheds and has
carport, patio, and shed in Easy Life substantial potential
subdivision It's going to sell fast at
$79,900.


i Cathy S. Ashley Enrique Jerry W. Charles
Garcia P. Wood A Acosta Smith H. Kehm

863-228-4798 -1132 3055065876 561-261-3444 III
Se Habla Espanol 863S2281Sr Habla Espanol 305-968-2242
Very spacious 2001 manufactured Montura r states 680 Just Reduced! 3BD/2BA Nice 5 wooded acres in Ladeca. Want to Own a Business? .'.' ,
home on the lake, has all the room you S. Jinete S c 't lot 1.25 Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C, $1 50K Check this Out! Established
are looking for. This 3bd 2ba home has acres Greai nil' $39.9K Horseshoe Ac. @ $1 39.9k commercial pholsterybusi-
several walk-in closets and avery large liv- Montura Ranch Estates mercial upholstery bui-
ing/dining area. This home is being Great starter home or investment Don't Let This One Slip Away! 2.5 Acres in Montura $85K ness and property $250K
offered at $124,900. property in Montura Ranch. This 2bd/1 ba on huge lotsffer 2.5 Acres in Montura $90K Own a Piece of Paradise!
O94 MBH, 4.' t roomnplan Horseshoe Acres. Bring all offers. Own a Piece of Paradise!
Oak Trees Line The Driveway! 3bd/2ba 94 MBH drom plan Seller Motivated $165K 5 Acres in Pioneer $179.9K Beautiful building lot/invest-
MH w/ full open deck on front to sit in you may be just 're looking cr in Mntra fn ment property in Port
rocker. Home sits on 1 acre of land in for. Start yoU ear off right New Listing! Montura Ranch 2.5 acres in Montura, fence LaBelle $49.9K Reduced for
Flaghole. Home has tile & hardwood floors with country y tsbest. 1.25 Estate 2bd/2ba Mobile Home. $92.5K Quick Sale 775 County Rd.
throughout. Recently remodeled, 5ft ac., priced to sell at only $89,900. Lc., A: *A.'7"' Bring the kids & dog! This is 721 Loo NE
fence around property, and pole barn in Fen a bi' lot. 3bd/2ba brick home, New Listi Acre Lot
back yard. Get you hands on this beauty Check this out' 3bd/2ba MH ce. f bd/ nch A
Shands on this beauty this out! 3bd/2ba Lon 107 poo& fenced $319,000.00 located i ira Ranch A little piece of Heaven!
clearJ$ iiliii,| lines. New Development! Call me Estates gcJIf145K Seller Beautiful two story home with
Come See This Little Piece Of Heaven In Homn E.i.R' I..i IIl., w' Got Land? Looking for develop- for sky valley lots. Financing Available' spiral staircase and wood
The Country! CBS House on 5 acres in grea te is ment land? 28 acs. in LaBelle 5 wooded acres in Pioneer floors. Big backyard with boat
Flaghole 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, immaculate! $108,500.00 Ranchettes! Priced to sell fast @ Plantation on paved road ask- New Residential Listing on access to the Gulf and direct
screened Lanai, 960 sq. ft. garage, loaded $34K per acre ing $1 49K exclusive Ridgewood Ave. access to Lake Okeechobee.
with Oak trees $415,000 What a great catch! 2bd/2ba Need Some Space? Spacious Ready to move in! 3bd/2ba 3bd/2ba on half an acre. Home on one acre among oak
Gone Country! 2bd/1ba CBS home with a MH w/ extra lot, *Included in 4bd/2ba doublewide MH in manufactured home in Moore Possible owner financing hammocks. Kitchen feature
large family room ona very nice corner lot Purchase Price* Partially fur- Montura. Split floor plan, living haven $79.9K available. Contact me for grnite counter tops. Property
available on W. Obispo. The roof is brand nished & squeaky clean! 55 & room, family room, too many details & showing, could be used as a Bed &
new! Home is being offered at $165K older community. Reduced to extras! Hurry, won't last! 30 Acres of pasture and c
$129,900.00 for quick sale. Motivated Seller! Only $159K woods $755K Back On The Market! 3 bed- Breakfast. Detached workshop
A Must See! Beautiful 2004 manufactured room 1.a .Led1 on can easily be converted for an
home in brand new condition on the lake. Looking for Land? Look No Looking for a weekend get away Call me for Coro ft. additional living area for a Bed
This 4bd/2ba home has a great view of Further! 50+ acres located in or starter home? 2bd/2ba single ptroplIgLd LuGlJ JJl _ing & Breakfast.
the lake. The kitchen and bathroom Highlands Co. Call for details! wide MH in Montura RanchEstates Vacant land. distance of shopping
counter tops are faux marble. Home is Highlands Co. Call for fenced and on paved road. Only Lots or acreage. $139.9K 7 000 00
being offered at $134.5K $84.9K Lt r acreage. $139.9K ,.


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Miguel A.Santana (863) 228-4314 Espalol FEATURED
Maggie Santana (86 228 1'4 Espaliol LISTING
Elsie Sellers (239)822 7490 Espaiol -' L Iace home TING th
-w-, E'.- tate seawall 3 Iutesto
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fireplace, split floor plan,
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Starter Home, 2/1 w/carport, ... .. . ,, ....'.. f: Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
Won't Last Long I S a s. o ,,iae. Ann Donohue 228-0221 David Rister 634-2157
$125,000_ FIRM
ACREAGE, LAND&LOTS r o' '1' "*- I 1" "O | ril ,' ni[t1srIs nd
* Fam Land Available Cll for Details d rtOuI nl t il ijd your intef
S160 AcresoffHendry Isles BlvoAir d' ''t at
Pice Reduced H20,000 per acre .II t ,,*. 'l .-t l t |i tlhOr t i all ,, tUricati 'ln .
Great Development Potpaential P it. ,A.. dl It 9a I) i !.ls ,0i
S19.86 AC OFF OLD US 27 a ,99l 5 t Pi(iN R ta 1l8,5t<- l
MONTURA -- ai/l n or s,,rnew sk, i- ill
Wooded Lots: I ,1 ot n ;t r Ci d b ll Bu
Cleared & Surveyed Lot "r i"il it-.n tln,
Jine.te-$48,000 ..t -a t e e lrrtail' dt(9an!- 5 u. t C.
S. Palm St. Reduced to $35,000 l tt 1 g e
Estribo/Horse Club k $* 650 0 a "'0 "ne
w/iMore atois 5i,000 .......... (863) 983-CC75
SMor Maontun Lot,/ $38.000 {WIU IIl N Y( l( W ItIRtlS 1T A M It.N A: .. I ...a ... 6 V
SPeri ,,,er Road 2.5AC $95,000 ,' A<,,,.', .,, 330 W. Su"awd m m
HIGHLANDS COUNTY Sn-,iI rti'ntl.,.i.slktrtwits! ( *t-s
S80 Acre gat v, lopment ,. ,, i ..r p.i. .. Suite 11 o& 12
potential, $23,500 pet acre tIh I-.a rlfi e oi. k inltg t ah e a ,i ,
t 10 Acres w/DblWd Mobile Home, na:. :, r t ill] t:il.,intvvtij !l. .
029,000 Iper, ,re t l. 't It It.ll. nd, r osOTjE tiotl ehi aonl r Marshall Berner- Lie. Real Estate Sales Associate 228-3265
I s or, e~s onesta ,i coi n'r Karen Sandelli Lie. Real Estate Sales Associate 228-0627
voni0itoalt et roe tat ais rcldr I c-nlPtlh hi hll il.lli Liec. Real Estate Sales Associate 228-7185
---- Teresa Runkles Lie, Real Estate Sales Associate 885-2187
417 W garlandl MONTIRA 1 H
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3 983-(:2e i2 FIix Sli .983-4.Hi 4 I nra ra' ady tao al | d 3/2 OVER 2000 SQ.FTALMOSTA % ACRE ASK
ell Phones. ro is ytobild 275K
Broker Lilia Juslyn 305495-4739 h.Is tsn siarvci-. ,$6,000 4/2 NEWLY REMODELED ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR
Sale8At oiatelats.
al)toeI alinitlcznt3228-197. fGAIWAY IKI'N1-\i t.o.ii-' MONT'RBA Grc.a-t 1.212 ,- TOOTH BRUSHASK 389K
Gati iel os 78 281-3003 a ss ni r ilesin MonstratRand 3/3+1/2 THAT LOOKS LIKENEWWW/ DETACHED
t_.- Im. The liaa'rtl scpot tao OFFICE & PRIVATELY FENCED YARD
i 1 ,-.. 7 ,'.' d 2/ le ein building, 'ft e t hoonte, 2/1 NE LY REMODELED AND PRICED TO PLEASE
ASK $89,9
Slt" i -'* -,i ie,1 -ci. e tieal. 0,000 2/1 GREAT STARTER HOME W/A NICE SIZE BACK
lilt .. n ,.r,.l. I/i.ete.ri,.'! ~ irer aT-ilk(-d *. MCO 'lKA: This 0,205 I- Ha e YARD $149,9
I. 1 1 i' a la. i e hotosi..t i ls the 'rfea Itloaton 32VERY, OO.RS ASK
.. $3933 19)01t lot r I hoeaI t gcr.-.wing 219,9 .. .......
11' Rad .slates. TRIPLE IT\Wt $iaTaalFt, FHIS
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Mange grove. $220,000 MA oltiyirout/t wa'tya $45,00( ZANUFACTURED HOMES
MON'ItA AlfoA'rda-bl aid 3/2 W/ A DEN SITS ON 1.25 ACRES ASK 149,9
ear, pond, fenced ready I eaitajnIvwooded .25 acre y/ C2r-n( D BE AA son2 C'TFA& PRISTTNE ASK
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TN LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE situated around a
36,000 acre lake in eastern
TN. 1/2 to 5 acre building
sites from the $40s. Planned
community amenities & di-
rect lake access. Owner:
(866)292-5769.
TN- Swan Ridge Lake Resort
on Dale Hollow Lake, a pri-
vate, gated community. En-
joy the best of both worlds...
Lake-View and Mountain-
View Homesites.
(931)243-4871 www.swan-
ridgedevelopment.com.
Waterfront Land Sale! 3 Acres
Dockable Waterfront Proper-
ty Build Up to 3 homes Only
$99,900! Ask About Our In-
vestor Pkg. 7 Waterfront
Lots for Only $79,900! Call
toll-free (866)770-5263
ext8.
WATERFRONT LAND SALE!
Lake Access from
$257/month* Direct Lake-
front from $124,900. ONE
DAY ONLY SATURDAY, MAY
6, 2006 Minutes from Au-
gusta, GA. Excellent financ-
ing available w/low down
payment. Call today for an
early appointment.
(8888)LAKE-SALE x1 217.
based on purchase price of
$49,900 w/10% down, inter-
est only loan w/fixed rate of
6.875% for 5 yrs. Terms and
rates subject to change with-
out notice. Void where pro-
hibited by law
Western New Mexico 45 to
160 acre ranches starting at
$69,990 Mt. views, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife, borders
BLM, power. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses. Perfect family
ranch. 100% financing.
NALC. (866)365-2825.




WANTED- vacant land to lease
monthly for responsible
couple to target shoot. Have
refs (772)336-6093




-~ AS IS, STORM DAMAGE -
Deep waterfront sailboat
access. Easy out to Gulf or
Atlantic. $298K 239-823-2587


Mobile Homes




Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


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LaBelle, .245t -4jOr ot, a
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MOBILE HOME: '91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
moved. For more info. $5500
or best offer. (863)228-6822


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.-ATVs 3035




AIR BOAT, 4 cyl., Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000.
(561)248-0616 Okeechobee.


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M Cobb. Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice
that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HENDRY County, State of Florida, on
the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D, 2006B. to fill or retain the following offic-
es
United States Senator
.... 1 ,. ., i 16 and 23
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
Slate Attorney Judicial Circuit 20
Public Defender Judicial Circuit 20
State Representative: District 77
Supreme Court, Retention o1 Three Justices
Second District Court of Appeal, Retention of Five Judges
Circuit Judge, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Groups 2,5, 8, 9,11,14,17and 18
Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1,3 and 5
County Court Judge Group 1
School Board: Distncts 1,3 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 2,3 and 4
Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1,3 and 5
East County Water Control District. Seats 2 and 4
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Florida, at Tallahassee, The Capital, this Second day of April, A.D., 2006.
Sue M.Cobb
Secretary of State
128391 CGS/CB 4/20;5/4/06


AVISO DE ELECTION GENERAL
Yp Sue M. Cobb, S cletano al E& d .&Vdo de Flrida, or el .prente
Toy aviso de que haora una E GLN G AL en el eonanodf Hendry, Esta-
do de la Florida, el dia Siete de Noviembre, D.C., 2006, para llenar o mantener las
siguientes posiciones oficiales:
Senador de los Estados Unidos
Representante en el Congreso por el Distrito(s):16 y 23
Gobernador y Teniente Gobernador
Fiscal General
Contralor Estalal
Comisionado de Agricultura
Procurador Estatal, Circoito 20
Defensor Publico, Circuito 20
Miembro a la Camara de Representantes Estatal, Distrito 77
Retencion de trees Magistrado de la Corle Suprema
Retencion de cinco Jueces de la Corte de Apelaciones del Distrito Segundo
Jueces de la Corte del Circuito Vigesimo, Grupos 2,5,8,9,11,14,17 y 18
Distrito de Desarrollo de la Comunidad de Port LaBelle, Escafos 1,3 y 5
Jueces de la Corte del Condado: Grupo 1
Junta de los Comislonados del Condado, Disthrtos 2 y 4
Miembros de la Junta Escolar, DIstitos 1,3 y 5
Distrito de Conservacin de Terreno y Agua de Hendry, Grupos 1,3 y 5
Autoridad de Hospitales del Condado de Hendry: Distritos 2 y 4
Distrito de Contro de las Aguas del Este Condado de Hendry: Escanos 2 y 4
En Testimonio de lo cual, Yo he asentado mi firm a esto y Gran Sello del Estado do
la Florida, en Tallahassee, La Capital, en 2 de April, D.C., 2006
Sue M. Cobb
SecretariadeEstada
128395 CB/CGS 4/20; 5/4/06


FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
Challenger2 exc shape
needs motor & seats. $800.
ask for Nick 863-697-8108
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trlr
incld, 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, ready to fish, $5000 neg
(863)467-7073
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info



MOTORHOMES, (2), not run-
ning but good drive train,
You Haul, $100 will sell sep-
arately. (863)465-6248
PARTLY FURNISHED: '75, 25
Ft., Lg. refrig. elec. hot water,
stove, A/C. Toilet w/direct
hook. $1000 (740)202-3517


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OB MOTOR- 225HP, Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
(863)467-5725
TROLLING MOTOR- Minnkota,
651b thrust, w/foot controls,
never used still in box, $350
neg (561)744-9031



GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $5500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jrissomebeach@earthlink.net




GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cond. $1499
(863)467-5043


SKYLINE, Nice, Sleeps 6,
$2500. (772)579-1322
Okeechobee


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CHEVY CAVALIER 1997, 2
Door, Good, 153K miles. Runs
great. Cold A/C. Stereo system
2500. (239)243-3697
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
PONT GRAND MARQUIS '92-
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
(863)599-2556
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, needs
work or good for parts, body
in good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners
will accept sealed proposal .. i.. 11 1 i
ers Office, Glades County C... i i ,


Each agent shall inspect and evaluate the Courthouse, make the necessary and re-
quired recommendations to bring the Courthouse into compliance including al la-
bor, materials, necessary plans and permitting services and fees to fully execute
those recommendations.
Each agent must include evidence that they are currently licensed and registered by
the State of Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board in accordance with all
its current statutes. Each agency shall disclose the name of any officer, director,
agent or subcontractor who is also an employee of Glades County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners of
Glades County, Flonda acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter re-
ferred to as "COUNTY", will receive up to, but not later than, the above-stated
bme, sealed proposals for the award of a contract for the above services Propo-
sals shall be received in the place identified above. Those proposals timely re-
ceived shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and
place.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any irregu-
larities or informalities in any proposals or in the bidding process without disclo-
sure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall not result in accrual of any
right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccessful bidder against the Glades
County Board of County Commissioners.
All proposals shall be received by Wendell Taylor, County Manager, 500 Avenue J,
Post Office Box 1018, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 by the stated date and hour
and shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words Proposal for Ser-
vices for Courthouse Repairs.
128195 CGS 4/20/06

ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' meeting and annual election for
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday April 29, 2006 for 8;00 a.m. through 6:00
p.m. at the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street in Montu-
ra, Florida. The purpose of the landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the
DIstirct, and hold the Annual Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need
secjfic iec o t ose oadIo i for to yo m ntact
itrct ofice aplg-fljl 863-983l etween1lhe hours oN:Fla'nm. toV rp.m Al
interested persons are invited to attend and by heard,
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT.

ATENCION RESIDENTS OE MONTURA:
NOTICIA DE REUNION PARA DUENOS DETERRENOS
HRACENDADOS)Y
ELECTION ANNUAL PARA EL CONDADO CENTRAL DEL
DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUA
Por o present se esta dando la noticia de que la Junta de Supervisores para el
Condado Central del Distrito de Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual para los
duenos de terrenos (hacendados) y las elecciones anuales para la Junta de Su-
pervisores el Sabado 29 de Abril, 2006, desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
en el Centro de recreation de Montura Ranch Estates,255 N. Hacienda Street en
Montura, Florida. El motivo de la reunion es para conducir los asuntos del distrito
y hacer la election annual de la Junta de Supervisores. Si necesita instrucciones
especificas para llegar al centro de Recreacion a mas information per favor lame
a las oficinas del distrito as 863-983-5797 de las 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Todos
los interesados estan invitados asistiry ser escuchados.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTINCT
117386 CGS 3/1,9,16,30; 4/6,13,20,27/06


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776




BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
FORD F150 1986- Made for
Offroad! 300, w/30/12V2/15's
& extra set of tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995



ATV TIRES, 4 wheels, new, off
'06 Rincon, only 20 miles,
$300 or best offer.
(954)448-8253 Iv. message
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
863-673-5852/ 612-5413
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
ood trans, body rough,
300 (863)675-2759
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
PULL ENGINE, good shape,
$60. (239)657-4348
RIMS & TIRES (4) Off Audi, 4
lug, 50% tread, asking $50
(863)675-0188
RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge, 8lug,
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (863)675-0188
SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES- (4) brand new 715
Power Kings, $200 firm
(863)634-1545


TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer. (863)735-1753
TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any vehicle. $150.
(863)763-6757
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856



CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great cond. It is
not the aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
DODGE DAKOTA '94- needs
engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
neg (863)76302379
FORD PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
GMC SONOMA PU, '92, 6 cyl.,
auto, cold a/c, economical &
well maintained, $2450.
863-484-0110.
TONNEAU COVER- Hinged, for
full size PU, short box, $150
(863)675-2065
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD, 4 cyl, Au-
to, A/C, Excellent condition
$2500. (863)632-9166



CAR HAULER TRAILER- 16',
w/3' dove tail, tandem axle,
electric brakes. $1500.
(863)673-0920



FORD AREOSTAR 1990,
Runs Great. Dependable.
Asking $800.
(239)657-2461


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R Scott Cooper DATE. 5/9/06
SUBJECT AREA. 203 Part-Time Adjunct Educators, Non-Certified and Substitute
Teachers Instructional Personnel
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
part-time adjunct educators, non-certified and substitute teachers instructional
personnel
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 6A-1.502 S.B.R., 23.17(2) (a)-(f), 1001.42,
1001 43,1012,22,1012 32 and 1012.35 FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 6A-1.502 S.B.R., 23.17(2) (a)-(f),
1001 42, 1001,43,1012 22,1012,32, and 101235 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for part-time ad-
junct educators, non-certified and substitute teachers instructional personnel.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in exceed of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on May 9, 2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: if requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be heard at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Nollce: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120,54(3)(e), F.S.
128212 CGS4/20,27;5/4 CB 5/4/06


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
JEFFREY DAVIS,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NUMBER: 05-CA 216
RAY R. MORROW, JOANNE A. MOR-
ROW, CITY OF MOORE HAVEN, a Mu-
nicipal Corporation, and all unknown
persons claiming under or through
them, unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other par-
ties claiming by, through, under, or
against any known or unknown person
who is known to be dead or is not
known to be either dead or alive,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO: RAY R. MORROW and JOANNE A.
MORROW and CITY OF MOORE
HAVEN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following prop-
erty in Glades County, Florida:
Lots 7 and 8, Block 49, City of Moore
Haven, as described in the revised
map of the townsite of Moore Haven,
according to Plat Book 3 Page 72 Pub-
lic Records of DeSoto County, Florida
and being in Glades County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to William J. Nie-
lander, Esquire of William J. Nielander,
PA., 172 E. Intedrake Boulevard, Lake
Placid, Florida 33852, the Plaintiffs at-
torney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or
before April 14, 2006, otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 7th day of March, 2006.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
126094 CGS4/13,20/06
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry Regional Medical Center is
soliciting proposals to provide Physi-
cal and Occupational Therapy services
on both an inpatient and outpatient ba-
sis.
Copies of the Request for Proposal docu-
ment are available in the Administrative
offices of Hendry Regional Medical
Center during normal business hours.
128300 CGS 4/20/06


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
and AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
Plaintiff
vs. Case No.: 06-194-CA
JUAN F.MOLINA and NUBIA MOLINA,
his wife and MARIA M. QUINONES and
FERNANDO E. ZAMORANO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Tite on the following property in
Hendry County, Florida:
Lots 12 and 13, Block 26 of Montura
Ranch Estates First Subdivision ac-
cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38, and 39 of
the Public Records Hendry County,
Florida.
Has filed against you, and you are re-
Suired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth A.
Merceret, Esq., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 1800 West 49th
Street, Suite 332, Hialeah, Florida
33012 on or before 30 days from the
date of first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Answerdue April 15,2006.
DATED on the 9th day of March, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By/S/R. DeLaCruz
As Deputy Clerk
128456 CGS 4/20,27;5/4,11/06
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
04/22/2006 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned: 863-675-1025 .
Tamlkka Paseler 35
Household items
R&P Development C8
Roofing material, misc. items
Valerle Thompson 30
Misc. household items
Bonnie Lou Bradford A4
Mattresses, fishing rods, misc. items
Henry Montalvo K26
Computer, misc. items
Cecella Jones 427
Fumiture, misc. household items
Jessica Reyes E17
Sofa, misc. furniture, mattresses
Marcus E. Willklnson L37
4 wheeler, misc. tools
Amelia Banda J14
Christmas items & misc. items
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R Scott Cooper DATE 5/9/06
SUBJECT AREA 543 Prequalification of Contractors
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy lor
procedures whereby certified general and roofing contractors mtay prequalify, an-
nually, to submit competitive bids on projects.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001 41 and 100142 FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 255 05, 287.0585, 489.125, AND
1013451s.
FULL TEXT. A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without a
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. The proposed rule establishes the policy for procedures
whereby certified general and roofing contractors may prequalify, annually, to
submit competitive bids on projects.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in exceed of $100 00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on May 9, 2006.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publi-
cation cf this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be heard at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice, The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule, The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writ-
ing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If youa need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.54(3)(e), ES.
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April declared water conservation month


ORLANDO, Fla. -April is Finan-
cial Literacy Month, and the Con-
sumer Credit Counseling Service
(CCCS) is challenging consumers
in Florida to test their financial
knowledge with the release of a
simple true-or-false quiz.
In a time of negative personal
savings rates and unprecedented
levels of consumer debt in the
U.S., it is.critical for consumers to
take a moment to assess their
personal financial condition and
overall financial knowledge so
they are able to live financially
healthy lives. The average U.S.
household has over $9,000 in
debt and between seven and
eight credit cards.
The following short quiz
poses a few key questions to help
consumers measure where they
stand financially. All questions
are true or false:
1. You have too much debt if
you are only able to make the
minimum monthly payment on
your credit cards.
(True: When making big pur-
'chases with a credit card, you
should not do so unless you have
a plan in mind to pay off the pur-
chase in three to six months. And
if you are unable to pay your
credit card balances in full, you
should always pay more than the
minimum required payment so
that you are paying down your
principal balance as well as the
interest.)
2. When my paycheck arrives,
I should pay my rent and other
bills first and then see what is left
over that I can then put into sav-
ings.
(False: Pay yourself first every
payday. With America's low sav-
ings rate, treat your savings as
another monthly bill. Recogniz-
ing the need to save as an unalter-


able commitment like the rent or
the phone bill will ensure .that
you build both your emergency
fund and retirement nest egg.)
3. Spending more than 20 per-
cent of your take-home pay on
credit card bills is a sign that
you're in financial trouble.
(True: If you are using your
credit card to pay for purchases
for which you'd normally use
cash, and if paying off those pur-
chases is eating up most of your
disposable income, then it is
likely that you are over-extended
on your credit cards and you
need to rein in your spending
and develop a plan to pay off
your balances.
4. Any time you have a choice
between paying two roughly
equal debts, you should pay the
one with the lower interest rate
first.
(False: Remember that credit
card debt is essentially an unse-
cured loan. The longer you take
to pay it off and the higher the
interest rate, the more that loan
actually ends up costing. You can
save money by paying off the
debts with the higher interest
rates first.)
5. It is important to have an
emergency saving plan to cover
living expenses for three to six
months to protect myself from an
unanticipated event, such as los-
ing my job or a medical emer-
gency.
(True: Think of this as an
emergency savings plan that pro-
vides you a safety net should
some kind of unforeseen event
occur. This way, when an emer-
gency does arise, you can pay for
unexpected expenses without
worrying about it or borrowing
the money.
It's okay to seek financial help.


Remember, you don't have to
solve your financial problems
alone. CCCS of Central Florida has
trained and certified credit coun-
selors who offer financial man-
agement and debt reduction serv-
ices that are low-cost and free.
CCCS offers a Debt Manage-
ment Program (DMP) for con-
sumers who are having financial
difficulties and may be consider-
ing bankruptcy. During your first
appointment with a CCCS coun-
selor, a complete financial analy-.
sis is conducted. Your income,
expenses and debt will be exam-
ined to establish a debt-to-
income ratio, financial profile,
and budget. From the analysis
and budget your counselor will
then determine the amount of
money you have left over after
paying for your monthly
necessities such as your
rent/mortgage, utilities, clothing,
groceries, childcare, etc. that can
reasonably be applied to your
various debts.
If you are a candidate for DMP,
CCCS will then contact each of
your creditors to negotiate a
lower monthly payment and/or
lower interest rate. Depending on
who your creditors are and your
individual situation, it may be
possible to reduce interest pay-
ments so that more of your pay-
ments go towards your principal,
eliminating your debt faster. Most
clients are debt-free in 2 to 4
years.
CCCS of Central Florida and
the Florida Gulf Coast, Inc. is a
nonprofit, community-based
organization and a member of
the National Foundation for Cred-
it Counseling (NFCC). For more
information on CCCS of Central
Florida, call 800-741-7040 or visit
www.payoffdebt.org.


Following the lead of the
Governor and Cabinet of the
State of Florida, the South Flori-
da Water Management District
Governing Board passed a reso-
lution declaring April as "Water
Conservation Month," Approval
of the resolution joins the
actions of other counties,
municipalities, agencies and
organizations throughout the
state in emphasizing the impor-
tance of water conservation. At
the urging of SFWMD local serv-
ice center staff, more than 65
governments within the Dis-
trict's 16-county region adopted
similar resolutions.
April is typically considered the
last month of Florida's dry season
- when water needs are most
acute. With temperatures rising
and humidity remaining low, it's a
good time to be thinking of water
conservation measures.


"Saving water is the smart
thing to do not just in April,
but every month of the year,"
said SFWMD Governing Board
Vice-Chair Irela Bague. Repair-
ing leaky plumbing fixtures, tak-
ing shorter showers and
installing low-flow shower-
heads are easy cures for water-
waste woes in the home. "Fix-
ing a leaking faucet, dripping at
the rate of one drop per second,
can save up to 2,700 gallons of
water per year," said Ms. Bague.
Outside the home, water
conservation is even more
important. As much as 70% of
residential water use is for land-
scape irrigation. While emerald
green grass and lush ornamen-
tal plants are homeowners'
dreams, this landscaping is not
particularly Florida friendly,
especially at this time of the
year. A common sense way to


quality landscape that con-
serves water and protects the
environment is through the use
of Xeriscape landscaping tech-
niques. Xeriscaping locates
thirsty plants in select locations,
rather than spreading them out,
which requires more water. It's
a common-sense solution.
As other water management
districts, local governments and
community organizations pitch
in to raise water conservation
awareness, a critically needed
water conservation ethic can be
developed. A number of coun-
ties are already under landscape
watering restrictions, some
year-round, to help protect the
state's water resources.
(For more news from South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, see the link at
http://www2.newszap.com/1
ocal.links/florida/index.htm.)


'Do not call' case nets $112,500 judgment


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son announced today that his
department has received a
record $112,500 judgment
against a Florida company for
calling consumers on the state's
"Do Not Call" list. The judgment
was issued against Sports
Authority Florida Inc. by Orange
County Circuit Court Judge John
Adams on April 11 following
nearly three years of litigation.
"We hope that this verdict
sends a strong message that
Floridians who choose to join
our "Do Not Call" program are
to be spared the intrusion of
telemarketing calls," Mr. Bron-


son said. "We are committed to
pursuing legal action against
companies that flout the law."
A lawsuit filed in 2003
accused Sports Authority Florida,
a chain of sporting goods stores,
of making 77 calls to state resi-
dents on the list, and playing a
pre-recorded message to many
of the consumers who answered
the calls. Under Florida law, it is
a separate offense for a telemar-
keter to play a pre-recorded mes-
sage when a consumer answers
his or her phone.
While the $112,500 judg-
ment constitutes a record
amount for such a case in Flori-
da, Bronson's department has
obtained judgments or settle-


ments totaling about $2 million
from companies that have vio-
lated the state's "Do Not Call"
law. The department also has a
number of such lawsuits pend-
ing in various courts in Florida.
Mr. I Bronson encourages
state residents who are interest-
ed in joining the program or
who want to find out more
about it to call his department's
Consumer Services Division at 1
800 HELP FLA (435-7352) or to
visit the division's website at
www.800helpfla.com. Con-
sumers can also use the same
phone number or website to file
a complaint against a company
that has violated the "Do Not
Call" statute.


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Bacterial gene could benefit all crops p.cem
GAINESVILLE- Though E. coli with graduate student Walid genetic research. Duringan experi- more," Rathinasabapathi said.
bacteria are notorious for making Fouad. "Large-scale application is ment on heat stress, Fouad was "We're conducting follow-up stud-
people sick, a University of Florida several years away but we believe surprised to find plants carrying the ies to learn more about how the Community Links. Individual Voices.


study shows that a gene tound in
the microbes can keep plants
healthy by improving their resist-
ance to heat stress a discovery
that may help researchers develop
food crops that withstand harsh cli-
mates and global warming.
Tobacco plants carrying the
gene thrived after spending a week
in nonstop 95-degree heat, said
Bala Rathinasabapathi, an associ-
ate professor of horticultural sci-
ences with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. The
gene poses no threat to human
health.
Researchers believe the plants
were unusually resilient because
they contained up to four times the
normal amounts of vitamin B-5
and one of its components, the
amino acid beta-alanine, he said.
The UF study appears in the
March issue of the journal Plant
Molecular Biology.
"We're already researching the
gene's effect on tomatoes and let-
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important to Florida and vulnera-
ble to heat," said Rathinasabap-
athi, who co-authored the study


this technology will be pracntical
and affordable. It's certainly need-
ed."
Up to 20 percent of the world's
food crop is lost to heat stress each
year, he said. That figure is likely to
increase if predictions of future
global warming prove correct.
According to the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency, many
scientists believe the Earth's aver-
age surface temperatures will
increase by up to 10 degrees in the
next century.
Besides fighting crop loss, the
gene could enable farmers in tropi-
cal and subtropical areas to grow a
wider variety of foods, Rathi-
nasabapathi said.
The connection between the
gene and heat tolerance was dis-
covered by accident, as
researchers tried to learn how
plants make beta-alanine. The
process is well understood in bac-
teria, so the researchers decided to
take a gene that helps regulate
beta-alanine production in E. coli
and observe its effects in plants.
They transferred the gene to
tobacco, a species popular in


gene were taller thani their ordinay
counterparts.
"We hypothesized that the
plants grew taller and larger under
higher than optimal temperatures
because something associated
with the gene protected them from
heat," Rathinasabapathi said. "One
possibility was that the large
amounts of beta-alanine and vita-
min B-5 they were producing
played a role."
In the current study, researchers
found tobacco plants modified
with the gene contained four times
as much beta-alanine and vitamin
B-5 as ordinary tobacco plants.
And modified plants exposed to
95-degree heat for one week
weighed almost twice as much as
ordinary plants grown under the
same conditions.
But when the modified plants
were kept at temperatures typical
for tobacco farming about 75
degrees they grew at the same
rate as their ordinary counterparts.
"The practical applications for
this gene may be limited to situa-
tions where crops will be exposed
to temperatures of 90 degrees or


gene worKS, so we can maximize
its benefits."
The UF study marks one of the
few times a plant's metabolic sys-
tem has been successfully changed
with genetic engineering, said
Ulrich Genschel, a junior group
leader at the genetics department
of the Weihenstephan Center of
Life Sciences in Freising, Germany,
part of the Technical University of
Munich.
The findings suggest beta-ala-
nine helps plants tolerate heat but
it may play a supporting role, he
said. Plants use beta-alanine to
make other substances such as
vitamin B-5 and one of them
could provide the actual protec-
tion.
"In any case, this work empha-
sizes the importance of the bio-
chemical pathway involved in vita-
min B-5 production," said
Genschel, who studies vitamin B-5
production in plants and microbes.
"It will be interesting to see what
else the authors discover about the
role of beta-alanine in plants."


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By Grace-Marie Turner
The final days leading up to
May 15 will almost certainly be
chaotic at Medicare offices. That's
the deadline for seniors to enroll in
the new prescription drug benefit
without paying a penalty of higher
premiums. Phone lines will be
jammed and Web sites will be
clogged. The organizations now
helping seniors sign up will be
overwhelmed by the last-minute
rush to enroll.
That's why seniors shouldn't
wait until May to pick a plan. The
final month of the penalty-free
sign-up period is almost here. But
while more than 27 million seniors
are now participating in the new
drug benefit, millions more eligi-
ble seniors have yet to enroll.
Why are so many ignoring a
program specifically designed to
save them money? Perhaps it's
because the newspapers and air-
waves are filled with criticisms that
the drug benefit is just not good
enough. A recent poll found that
an astounding 41 percent of drug
benefit enrollees thought that
political attacks on the program
made other seniors less likely to
sign up.
That's a real shame because it
doesn't matter whether the pro-


gram could benefit from some tin-
kering in the future. What does
matter is that the drug benefit is a
valuable insurance policy right
now. Those with medium and
small drug bills are able to buy
peace of mind against future medi-
cine costs for a reasonable price.
Those with large drug bills get sub-
stantial help with their expenses
right away.
And seniors who don't sign up
by the May 15 deadline simply
won't get as good a deal as those
who do. They'll have to wait until
the next enrollment period in
November for their next chance to
sign up. And their premiums will
increase by at least 1 percent every
month they delay, adding at least 6
percent to the cost.
Seniors who are feeling skepti-
cal or confused should listen to
those who already are enrolled.
New enrollees in the Medicare
drug benefit are overwhelmingly
satisfied.
A survey by America's Health
Insurance Plans found that 84 per-
cent of those who have enrolled
had no trouble signing up or using
their benefit. Only three percent of
seniors polled had trouble
enrolling. Most seniors 85 per-
cent- have experienced no prob-
lems using their new benefits, and


59 percent already are saving
money.
The drug benefit is offering
more and better choices than any-
one anticipated when Congress
crafted the program. The govern-
ment estimated that seniors would
pay $37 a month in premiums for
their Medicare drug coverage. But
the average premium has turned
out to be much lower $25 a
month.
Competition among the private
insurers offering plans has resulted
in some great deals. Some pre-
scription drug plans, for example,
cost as little as $5 a month. Others
eliminate the $250 deductible
before coverage kicks in so sen-
iors can enjoy covered from the
very first dollar they spend.
Some plans are even providing
drug coverage in the infamous
"doughnut hole" the gap in the
standard plan where insurance
coverage is interrupted between
moderate and high drug expenses.
Even The New York Times, the
venue of choice for many of
Medicare's critics, is finally coming
around, recognizing that seniors
are benefiting enormously under
the program. The paper recently
reported, "Those who have signed
up say the total cost of all their
drugs under Medicare is often less


than the amount they were paying
for just one prescription in 'the
past."
The Times gave the example of
a couple that together takes 24
medications. With the new bene-
fit, their drug bills "will plunge to
$4,900 or less a year, from more
than $25,000." That's an incredible
savings.
It would be a real travesty if
political attacks kept some seniors
from seeing real savings on their
prescription drug bills. With pre-
miums starting at less than $5 a
month, they have next to nothing
to lose by signing up. By law every
plan must offer access to drugs in
every medical category. And once
you enroll, you can switch plans.
Seniors shouldn't wait until
May 16 to realize what millions of
others already have perfect or
not, the new Medicare drug bene-
fit is a good deal.
Grace-Marie Turner is president
of the Galen Institute, a non-profit
research organization that focuses
on free-market ideas for health
reform. She can be reached at
tumer@galen.org.


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PER PERSON, DOUBLE CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, April 20, 2006


BRAND NEW CHEVROLET

2006 TRAILBLAZER


* Automatic Trans.
* 275 HP Engine 4200
Vortec 16 Engine
* ONSTAR


* Cruise Control
* Power Windows
* Power Door Locks
* 4 Wheel ABS Brakes


* Aluminum Wheels
* Air Conditioning
* AM/FM/CD And More
* Stk#62122624


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- OVER 165 1RAILBLAZERS IN STOCK!
BRANNE


BRAND NEW 2006
CHEVROLET
COBALT


AIR CONDITIONING, 2.2L, AM/FM/CD AND MUCH MORE, STK#6F611873

$090S8 4072
1o8 COBALTS AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


BRAND NEW 2006
CHEVROLET
TAHO E
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS, CRUISE CONTROL, V8 ENGINE. STK#6R133309


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279 TAKOES AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


'02 CHEVROLET MALIBU
4 DR, AUTO, A/C, STK#2M552312 .......................................... 951
'00 CHEVROLET S-10 EXT CAB LS
5SPD, TOOL BOX, 4CYL, 88K MILES, STK#Y8136365...........................6961
'97 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT CAB STEPSIDE
2-TONE, TOENAIL COVER, LEATHER, CLEAN, STK#V1207302..................... 661
'02 CHEVROLET VENTURE
WARNERR BROTHERS" ENTERTAINMENT, 71K MILES, STK#2D149013.............. 8981
'04 CHEVROLET COLORADO EXT CAB
AUTO, A/C, GM CERTIFIED, 8K MILES, STK#48135341...................... 13982


BRAND NEW -
2006 CHEVROLET
SILVERADO
EXT. CAB
VORTEC 4300 V6 ENGINE, AUTO, CLIMATE CONTROL, AM/FM STEREO, SUSPENSION PKG, SPARE TIRE LOCK, STK#6Z112172
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112 'I.VERADDS AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


BRAND NEW 2006


BRAND NEW 2006
CHEVROLET
MALIBU


LS PACKAGE, 2.2 ENGINE, AUTOMATIC TRANS., AM/FM STEREO CD, POWER WINDOWS & DOOR LOCKS. STK#6F193387


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120 IMALIBUS AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


'05 CHEVROLET ASTRO LS
REAR A/C, 8 PASSENGER, DUTCH DOORS, 26K MILES, STK#5B114987.......... 14,994
'05 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LS
ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#52114704 ...............................15,994
'06 CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS
REAR A/C, ALL POWER, GM CERTIFIED, 13K MILES, STK#6D119258............. 18891
'03 CHEVROLET TAHOE LS
3RD ROW SEATS, REAR A/C, ALL POWER, 64KMILES, STK#3A205275........... 8,981
'03 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
ALL POWER, RUNNING BOARDS, HARD COVER, GM CERTIFIED, STK#3G345925.. 19,442


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Marooncom*


S'e"Maroone Chevrolet


5757 Lake Worth Road
Between Military Trail and Jog Road Greenacres

1-886-308-3324
STORE HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-9PM SAT 9AM-7PM SUN 11AM-6PM
SERVICE HOURS: MON-FRI 7AM-7PM SAT 8AM-5PM SUN CLOSED


FOREST HILLBLVD.
SLAKE WORTH RD.
LANTANA RD N


All leases, 36 months (48 months Silverado Reg Cab & Ext. Cab) $1995 down, plus tax, tag & title fees, no security deposit. With 750 Beacon score. *Money back guarantee based on 3 days/150 miles whichever comes first. Some restrictions may
apply. See dealers for details. With approved credit. All prices include rebate in lieu of factory finance rate. You must present this ad at time of purchase or lease to receive these special prices. Advertised prices not applicable to exporters.
Offers good on date of publication only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. 1996-2006 AutoNation Inc.


Thursday, April 20, 2006


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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All New,& Pre-Owned Cars & Trucks Are Protected By Our
A K G A
MONEY AINT'EE
SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL QUALITY CERTIFIED USED CARS AND TRUCKS ARE THOROUGHLY INSPECTED AND RECONDITIONED FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND.